The Halo in the Clouds

You just have to love the internet. I had no plan of stepping outside for quite some time, but got a hint that we had got a Solar 22 degree Halo.

So stepped out, looked up shot this and gave myself a headache. the headache is gone, but the photo is still here!

4 thoughts on “The Halo in the Clouds

  1. The solar one was pretty painful as it was about noon when this happened, but such are the sacrifices we make for our art. plus, look at those clouds! how could i NOT take a photo…

    wikipedia has a nice explanation, so i will copy and paste it here:

    A 22° halo is a halo, one type of optical phenomenon, forming a circle 22° around the sun, or occasionally the moon. It forms as sunlight is refracted in hexagonal ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere.

    As the light beam passes through two sides of the prism forming a 60° angle, the angle of minimum deviation is almost 22° (namely, 21.84° on average; 21.54° for red and 22.37° for blue). This wavelength-dependent variation in refraction causes the inner edge of the circle to be reddish while the outer edge is bluish.[1] A 22° halo may be visible on as many as 100 days per year.[2]

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