An image circulating via email and online is claimed to be a photograph of the North Pole that captures the moon at its closest point and shows the sun below the moon.
The picture it is a work of art, not a photograph. The image is the work of artist Inga Nielsen.
This is the sunset at the North Pole with the moon at its closest point last week.A scene you will probably never get to see in person, so take a moment and enjoy natures work at the North Pole. And, you also see the sun below the moon. An amazing photo and not one easily duplicated. You may want To pass it on to others so they can enjoy it. The Chinese have a saying that goes something like this:’When someone shares with you something of value, you have an obligation to share it with others!’
This beautiful image circulates via email and social media websites and is often posted to online forums and blogs.
The image, along with various descriptions, has been circulating since 2006. Although it is certainly a breathtaking picture it is a work of art, not a photograph.
The image is a work by artist Inga Nielsen. It was created using Photoshop a scenery generator program called Terragen™ . The image, called “Hideaway” can be viewed on the artist’s DeviantArt profile. She includes the following note with the image:
Done with Terragen and Photoshop.
After someone spread it on the web as photograph of a “Sunset at the north pole”, this image became quite popular.
It is of course not a photo and it does not show a place anywhere near the terrestrial north pole
The image was created using a scenery generator program called Terragen™
“Hideaway” was also featured as the NASA’S Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) for the 20th June 2006.
An earlier example:
A scene you will probably never get to see, so take a moment and enjoy God at work at the North Pole.
This is the sunset at the North Pole with the moon at its closest point. And you also see the sun below the moon.
An amazing photo and not one easily duplicated.