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Hideaway by Gate-To-Nowhere Hideaway by Gate-To-Nowhere
Done with Terragen and Photoshop.

After someone spread it on the web as photograph of a "Sunset at the north pole", this image became quite popular.
It is of course not a photo and it does not show a place anywhere near the terrestrial north pole ;)

Side note: the moon sets in that angle towards the horizon only close to the terrestrial equator. This is because Earth and Moon share the same plane of rotation around the sun.

Because of its viral spreading, the image became "Astronomy Picture Of The Day" at NASA website in June 2006:
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It still goes around (2011)
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Amitalacrity Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
HIDEAWAY! This image has a big spiritual meaning. Sun is like GOD, and Moon is like our Guru the spiritual guide.
God is far away and is like a fire ball which cannot be experienced. But Moon is close to us giving us divine light of calmness, absorbs the extremeness of the Sun. Pour upon us the heavenly love which we experience watching the Moon.
Beautiful work. 
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morbiusx33 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Well, I'll be. I wrote a newspaper article about this image when it was being passed around (being a bogus image of the North Pole—for so many reasons). Alas, here's the creator! FYI: NASA debunked it, so you didn't any of the experts.
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ArterialBlack716 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
i've seen this, and a few of your other images online in various places. congratulations!
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Rakyr Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Haha, I just found this on 9gag, then searched the image through tineye, and here I am. You do really beautiful work.
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Tracheas Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
They're doing it again ! [link]
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kARTerina Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
really amazing work GG I :heart: it !
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pitkon Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012   Interface Designer
Amazing work... A fav!
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adni18 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Another amazing work, you have done 2 of the best wallpapers ever! Great work! :thumbsup:
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DragonAnole Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
I love it! Thought it was real for the longest time.
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lillysart Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
OMG... you're the owner?
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!!!!
I just love how you have put it all together!
Absolute fave!!!
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