Shape Shifting St Kilda

Posted on 13th October 2015

Watch this strange visual effect from my friend and videographer Mo Thomson. He's been shooting video footage from the Isle of Harris and Lewis for a few years now, but managed to catch this strange optical effect when the sun set behind the island of St Kilda.

St Kilda - sunset silhouette from Mo Thomson on Vimeo.

The conclusion I have come to is that what we are seeing is a shadow of the island not the island itself, which then appears to change shape and angle as the sun moves in behind it. I am not certain, but it seems like the most viable idea I  can come up with.