Ian Warne, 51, was walking along Peter's Point when he decided to take a picture of the picturesque sunset.
When he got home and uploaded the photo on to his computer he noticed the odd phenomenon.
Ian said: "I was just walking along with my dog and saw the sunset. I took a couple of shots and didn't notice anything out of the ordinary until I got home
Langley told WND she photographed the sunrise at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday with her Samsung 5 phone while standing outside of her car, not looking through the windshield.
“The shape is only in the photo,” said Langley, a former photojournalist for a network television affiliate in Florida. “It looked like a normal giant pink sun [when taking the picture]!”
“I was mostly worried it looked like a giant breaking wave,” she added, believing it was a “total flare in the camera lens. It was incredibly bright, mixed with southern winds that push ‘vog,’ volcanic haze from a big island volcano across Hawaii.”
Now the have been discussed before, and the obvious suggestion is that they are fake, as they are so unusual, and look so similar.
But is it possible that there's some camera artifact that could (rarely) result in this shape? Maybe one is an actual artifact, and the other is a fake?
One thing to note is the Langley photo has some glitches in it:
Which could indicate fakery.