Do you know this image?
If not, search google for "sunset at the north pole"
Or have a look at the original image in my Gallery, which is called "Hideaway":
The image is circulating the web as photograph "sunset at the north pole", but actually it is a digital render from my galleries.Snopes.com
posted an article about it
and "unveiled" it.
That is what the email said which initially spreaded the image on the web:
"A scene you will probably never get to see, so take a moment and enjoy.
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. You may want to pass it on to others. "
In the meantime it had become Astronomy Picture of the Day
, was used in a show of a planetarium, was boadcasted on tv, was posted in hundreds of blogs.... etc...
But, nevertheless, this does not stop. Even when seaching on Deviant Art for "Sunset at the North Pole" you'll find some pix. Most of the Deviants got a permission after adding the correct credits and removing prints and I ask you not to blame those
Every now and then there is a new "Sunset at the North Pole" on DA, or sold at Zazzle or Ebay etc.
It is an honor to see my image everywhere, but sometimes it isn't. It is something I cannot stop. It would be far more cool, if people would not sell my artwork and would tell the world who created it.
The images name is "Hideaway". It is not meant to show a sunset at the pole and a sunset at the pole would look different. And as the Astronomer in the APOD-article wrote, moon and sun have the same angular size in the sky. There are several more reasons why this cannot be a photograph from Earth.
And I never meant it to be one. It shows another planets ocean and another worlds sky.
So, thanks for reading this and have a nice day