I love apophenia, or patternicity, and how it plays on our minds.
Apophenia, or patternicity, is the way that we see patterns in otherwise chaotic noise.
With my love for the astronomy, I am open not just to the beautiful, but also the quirky side of things that are totally the realm of our imagination - seeing things that are not really there.
A little earlier in June I found a "Tethered Dragon" within the shape of solar prominences.
This time, I found a giant ant crawling over the limb of the Sun!
Now, we have some pretty big and nasty ants here in Australia. And some have an attitude to match! But this formicidae is just something else!!!
Complete with its antennae, a set of wings, and mandibles, this wee ant seems to be munching away on some poor unsuspecting prominence, building itself for its eventual flight into the great abyss of space. Kinda creepy and cool at the same time, eh.
A sensational hedgerow prominence.
Object: Solar Ant
Scope & Gear: ED 80, Daystar Quark, approx. 110X
Date: 17th August, 2016
Location: Sydney, Australia