さくらの里、ダルマ夕日が見える街、宿毛市

Daruma Sunset

Daruma Sunset

The famous 'Daruma Sunset', can only be seen approximately twenty times between mid- November and Mid-February.This sunset is called the 'Lucky Sunset' because the shape of the Daruma can only be seen half  the time during the season.It is recognized as one of 'the hundred most beautiful sunsets in Japan'. This phenomenon results from the great temperature difference between the cool winter air and the warm surface of the ocean.  On very cold days, sunlight is reflected by the water vapor generated on the ocean's surface, creating a type of mirage, in which light rays are bent to produce a displaced image of distant objects or the sky.The 'Daruma Sunset' phenomenon is very popular among photographers.

Daruma Sunset Animation

だるま夕日動画 phenomenon is very popular among photographers. Here is a video of the 'Daruma Sunset.' This video is approximately 22 minutes in duration.To view, please click the screen.
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Daruma Sunset

Photographer:   Hiroshi Kimura
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Riser drilling vessel「earth & daruma sunset」

Photographer: Keitarou Seita
Date of photograph: 2006/8/1
Place were photo was taken: Ooshima
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