SUNSET OVER PARIS: Huge sunspot AR1476 poses a threat for strong solar flares, but for the past two days the so-called “active region” has been mostly quiet. What the sunspot lacks in drama, however, it more than makes up for in beauty. Consider this photo of Friday night’s sunset over Paris.
“Shooting from the Bridge of Concorde, I captured the sunspot setting behind the Eiffel Tower,” says photographer VegaStar Carpentier. The light of the low-hanging sun was perfectly dimmed for a 1/1000s exposure @ ISO 400. “I used a Canon EOS 1000D.”