(Photo: Ed Stockard)
Is this heaven? No, it’s Greenland — lit up by a dazzling display of refracted sunlight.
These pictures are from Ed Stockard, who’s part of the team at Summit Station on the peak of the Greenland ice cap. The research facility, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, serves as an observation post for the complex interactions between the atmosphere and one of the world’s biggest reservoirs of ice.