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Reply To: Optical Phenomena Volume IV

Best wishes to all! May lots of optical phenomena and clouds be on your path. Anyway great halos Michael and Keelin. To Les: Thank you for sharing the information of the reissue of the book by Greenler. I am very interested. It is also great...

Reply To: Optical Phenomena Volume IV

A classic returns – 40 odd years ago someone dragged me outside one freezing winter afternoon to look at  a halo display. I remember (I’m sure memory has hyped it up) magnificent arcs everywhere, each finely scribed across a milky blue sky. They were my...

Reply To: Optical Phenomena Volume IV

A classic returns – 40 odd years ago someone dragged me outside one freezing winter afternoon to look at  a halo display. I remember (I’m sure memory has hyped it up) magnificent arcs everywhere, each finely scribed across a milky blue sky. They were my...

Reply To: Optical Phenomena Volume IV

Next one puzzles me a bit. I took this picture in a split second while distracted by my cat who wanted to do dangerous things by climbing out the window I was hanging out. I just thought it was iridescence but later I saw the...

Reply To: Optical Phenomena Volume IV

George, there was too long no response on your fantastic circumscribed halo. Great capture. I have never seen one like that. I hope to see one some time. Next one seems to be a more frequent visitor in the sky but maybe not always this...

Reply To: Black and White Cloud Photos Volume XVI

I love Against The Tide Keelin and also Arizona B&W #176 Michael. Lisa captured a classical 22 degrees halo in cirrostratus. That one works very well in black and white. Love it as well. Lurking Creatures

Reply To: Black and White Cloud Photos Volume XVI

And, indeed, the most welcomed illumination to dawn within a dream, Lisa! Your halo photo is a lovely symbol of its transitional impetus. Just imagine the moment it shines a light on… Day Residue

Reply To: Black and White Cloud Photos Volume XVI

I am very impressed by these B&W images! The photographs encapture the clouds’ fragility and strength! And Keelan, in regards to your quesiton about where hypnogogic sleep will bring you, perhaps into a lucid dream where there is pure light.
A halo over Schleiz, Germany.
A halo over Schleiz, Germany.

Reply To: Optical Phenomena Volume IV

Hi everybody, long time no visit here and I see some new people and lots of beautiful things. I recently shot what I thought was a 22 degree halo, but then it struck me that it’s oval, so I did some looking up. Atoptics says...

Reply To: Optical Phenomena Volume IV

Finally, a chance to catch up with this colorful topic… Sheryl, that extraordinary display must have had you dancing on the roof of your shop! Hope you have many more such sightings and join us here often. Gregory, congratulations on capturing that long, beautiful CHA!...

Reply To: Optical Phenomena Volume IV

Quite a catch Sheryl from your roof. I hope to see more of that from you. And Gregory as well with a brightly colored CHA. I check the sky every day for a CHA since it are just a bit more than two months over...

Reply To: Optical Phenomena Volume IV

Yes, indeed, there was a halo there, Hans. Always a joy to see — as was your lovely one spotted above Charigny, France, featured as Cloud of the Day! Congratulations! And love your noctilucent clouds above. I’ve yet to spot them here, but am on...

Reply To: Optical Phenomena Volume IV

Ah, I see a lower segment of the 22 degrees halo. Is that right Keelin? Nice colors. Now is the season for noctilucent but I haven’t seen it over here yet. I saw Neowise but one must b e very lucky to spot the comet...

Reply To: Optical Phenomena Volume IV

Ah, yes, that makes sense, thank you, Hans. And agreed, ’tis best to be over-cautious with these dazzling displays. Once noticed, I try to aim the camera without looking directly at the area again, and just crop the photo later. A bit of a hit-or-miss...

Reply To: Not a cloud?

Annie, That’s an optical effect known as a 22-degree halo. It’s a ring around the Sun (or Moon) with a reddish inner edge. It is caused by the sunlight shining through hexagonal shaped ice crystals each of which acts like a tiny prism that refracts...

Reply To: Sunsets and Sunrises Vol V

Beautiful sunsets by you all Keelin, Daniel, Ruth, Jocelyn. Ending with another beauty showing a 22 degrees halo at sunset by Keelin. The Last Minutes Before It All Turns To Gray

Reply To: Sunsets and Sunrises Vol V

Ruth, I love your image of sunset above the river and the way you’ve described it as part of a memory maker. And Joss, the colors in Over the Hills and Far Away display the colors of hope — an inspiring way to begin a...
A halo encircles the sun over a Twin Otter aircraft at the Eureka, Canada airfield on Ellesmere Island.
A halo encircles the sun over a Twin Otter aircraft at the Eureka, Canada airfield on Ellesmere Island.