The Southern Ocean waters reflect the sunlight specularly towards the satellite.
15 March 2021
21 December 2013
Evolution of the natural RGB, based on channels 3, 2 and 1 from Meteosat-10 during the northern hemisphere (NH) winter solstice. This is a rare case of Meteosat sunglint at polar latitudes. A similar effect is observed on calm waters in the Arctic region in June during the NH summer solstice .
Symmetry suggests similar features east of Greenwich, however, these were not found. The animation, from 21 December 22:27 UTC–22 December 00:27 UTC and the comparison, below identifies the brightest sunglint occurring on icy waters.
Download animation , 21 December 22:27 UTC–22 December 2013 00:27 UTC
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