Friday, February 12, 2010

Rainbows CAN be shot down.

Not really a rainbow, but the idea is the same.  Yesterday morning the Atlas V carrying the SDO to orbit passed through some high clouds that were reflecting sunlight just right to create a sun dog next to the sun.
Watch the video as the Atlas passes through the clouds, the rippling of the shock wave causes the dog to be shot down.   Very cool!
(Photo credit: Anna Herbst)

UPDATE: Here is another view in HD I just came across.  Great intro soundtrack!

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