Sunday, June 22, 2008

Circumzenithal Arc

Here are some photos of a spectacular Halo display I experienced this morning while ballooning...

Here is a 22 degree halo, Parhelic circle, and Parhelia (Sun Dogs on each side).

Here is a Circumzenithal Arc which is also called a "smile in the sky." This arc appears above the 22 degree halo, but I couldn't get it in the photo all together. Notice all the ice crystals in the air (specs in the photo).


laura said...

What an awesome sky. R u using the big lens w/polarizer? Very, very nice.

Eva Varga said...

Hello, I am writing a blog post about Alfred Wegener that discusses his contributions to science (specifically in regards to ice halos and ballooning). I'd like to use your photo for my post. I will of course give you credit and link back to your site. Please let me know if you grant permission. Thank you!
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