Historically speaking, solar eclipses have been surrounded by myths, legends, and superstitions. If you're one of those individuals who remains superstitious about sunrises and solar eclipses, then you should probably avoid looking at this image for too long.
Personally, I think this is an incredible image and the explanation behind how this happened is even more interesting. If you go to the NASA website where this image was featured, a detailed explanation is given about how an inversion layer of the moon created this amazing sunrise. The photographer behind this image, Elias Chasiotis, describes it as the most stunning sunrise he had ever seen: "The sun was red like burning coal."
Admittedly, the image does look like a set of evil eyes staring down a passing ship. At first glance, I thought they were huge, bright, red sails in the distance with just the bottom of the boats disappearing over the horizon. Regardless of how you perceive this photograph, I'm sure you'll agree that it's a wonderful image of something quite rare and incredible. It's images like these that inspire me to travel and visit more locations around the world.
Image used with permission of Elias Chasiotis.