Optical effects and optical illusions during sunset
Published in Terschelling Diary 2007/2 in 2007
G. P. Können
The setting sun seems enormously swollen up, but that is just an optical illusion. Also it shape is quite flattened. That is real, but in reality the flattening is even stronger: turn your head and the sun becomes even more cigar-shaped. On the dunes sunset occur about a minute later that on the beach - easily noticeable, as people standing on the beach start to turn home before your sun has set!