Some people say that the Devil is in the details, well he definitely is over in the Middle East.
Some people even believe that there are other beings or gods that rule over the nations of the world. It sure does look like Satan himself may rule over Iran.
People get really superstitious when it comes to signs in the heavens, such as star alignment and eclipses, but this recent solar eclipse takes things to a whole new level.
The way that a recent solar eclipse appeared over the Persian Gulf made the sun appear to look like devil horns, which is quite fitting for the area.
According to The Sun,
Elias Chasiotis had planned on capturing the solar eclipse on December 26 while on holiday in Al Wakrah, Qatar.
And he knew because it came at sunrise he had a chance to capture an even rare phenomenon – a solar eclipse combined with the light-bending mirage effects seen near the surface of the ocean.
He told BoredPanda: “I hoped that optical effects like inferior mirage would be visible and I was lucky enough to capture them.”
This type of mirage over the ocean is called Fata Morgana and occurs when rays of light are bent when they pass through air layers of different temperatures.
It is named after the Arthurian sorceress Morgan le Fay because it was once believed the mirages they were fairy castle created by her witchcraft to lure sailors to their death.
— Julio Gonzalez, MD, JD (@DrJGonzalezJD) January 8, 2020
Photographer captures "red devil horns" in a rare solar eclipse in the Persian Gulf. Between the missiles and the earthquake and the mysterious plane crash it's been a very strange 24 hours. pic.twitter.com/0ihUKPuDLy
— Growling Sidewinder (@GrowlingAim9) January 8, 2020
The photos of the eclipse to look quite ominous and the timing of the eclipse couldn't be better as it occurred just days before the Middle East was once again thrown into chaos by the tensions between Iran and the United States and is yet another example of how the truth can be stranger than fiction.