Science and Technology : Someone help explain this sun

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  1. UBNaturally

    UBNaturally Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I have limited to no understanding of how the atmosphere can create this effect:

    Notice that the sun is uncovered, as one can clearly see the full roundness in the video.
    The day would resemble a typical cloudy day as if the sun were not there shining in full view.

    Clouds can be seen in thick formations all around this sun, but do not deter it from being in view... still, no reciprocated light shining other than on small portions of the clouds that look to be right around it.

    Comparing to other sun/cloud reactions:

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    Many of us will not admit how little we really know, but it's good to believe we do know a few little things here and there to make ourselves feel good when comparing ourselves to others.

    Again, can anyone attempt to explain these videos?
     
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    This answer you are looking for is there are different types of clouds. And depending on the type, it will give you these types of effects. For example stratus clouds are uniform grayish looking clouds that often cover the entire sky. They look like fog...

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    Some info.

    http://ellerbruch.nmu.edu/classes/cs255f02/cs255students/abarker/P4/stratus.html

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stratus_cloud

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    Peace!
     
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    Refracted and reflected light, plus pollution and lens distortion are responsible for most of these effects.
     
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    I'm shocked at how powerful the camera person's lens are, such that they can stand on the ground and zoom in so closely on the sun that clouds, sky, even the perimeters of the sun are blocked out.... leaving us looking at the middle of the sun. :huh:
     
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    What do you really know about the sun (s)
     
  7. UBNaturally

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    Those visible clouds couldn't hide the sun, and these invisible clouds have no problem
     
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