November 20, 2022 at 10:31 am #554975
Volume V ended with a link to the website of Ariel with some beautiful halos and a last rainbow by Duncan. Just check them befor diving into the next Volume.
A fresh start with a split up sundog peeping through the clouds.
November 23, 2022 at 3:59 am #555424
Ariel, I agree with Hans near the wrap up of Volume V. What a beautiful collection you’ve gathered! Duncan, that was a double dose of fun to end with.
And Hans, what a fabulous start to Volume VI! That peep is more than promising.
November 24, 2022 at 8:17 pm #555788
Keelin, that is a keeper. Only thing missing is a yard chair. Hans, wonderful sundogs and other fun features.
A Missile (friendly)
December 4, 2022 at 11:50 pm #557122
Ruth, I think this girl with a long ponytail hitched a ride on your friendly missile…
December 8, 2022 at 8:35 pm #557514
Hans, looking at your sundog again. Just a wonder picture for dreaming.
Keelin, yup, just have your gal hop on broad that friendly missile.
December’s Full Moon
December 21, 2022 at 4:47 pm #559064
Moon In The Trees
December 28, 2022 at 6:14 pm #560051Gregory VenarskyParticipant
Love the moon shots. Sometimes those optical effects are the coolest of all. I especially love watching them on a warm spring night and following the cloud as they drift across the sky.
Here is a rainbow, from an absolutely stunning sunset. I may have done this during a shift at work. Luckily the boss didn’t see!
December 28, 2022 at 6:16 pm #560052Gregory VenarskyParticipant
Another interesting shot. I think I may post this on the identification help as well. I believe it is a cloud bow, but not in the way that you usually see.
Hope you enjoy this one!
December 30, 2022 at 6:49 pm #560262
You have my reaction on the identification help , Gregory.
You have to look well, but it is there…
January 14, 2023 at 6:25 pm #561934
Hans, way cool photo with the variety of colors.
Back Out At Night
January 20, 2023 at 6:56 pm #562559
Thanks Ruth. That’s a surprising corona in your Back Out At Night.
Walking The Sundog
January 21, 2023 at 7:49 pm #562639
Ruth, I love the way you capture the mood and the mystery in your elegant moon shots.
Gregory, glad you are looking out the window there! ;)
Hans, what a dramatic scene with that grand sky and the subtle coloring in your Lowbow. And I hope your sundog doesn’t slip while romping across a frozen pond.
Canine in a Cavum
January 21, 2023 at 10:52 pm #562653
Hans and Keelin, all I can say is ” winner winner chicken dinner”. Both of your entrees are to die for. Hans’s walking a sundog and Keelin with rainbows peeking through a fall streak. So spectacular!!
January 26, 2023 at 3:27 am #563143
Thanks for your kind comments, Ruth. Your Moon burn is lovely, serene, humorous and charming ~~ and a favorite for sure. ’Twould be a fantastic start for a bedtime story.
January 26, 2023 at 3:37 am #563144
Oops! The photo above was supposed to go to B&W topic (my mistake).
Below is the intended one with an iridescent puppy chasing a sun ball. Hope he’s watching out for Fall Streak holes!
February 1, 2023 at 10:59 pm #563993
Keelin, dogs love colorful balls and treats. The artic weather has finally left our state. Turning into an old-fashioned winter in MT this year.
February 2, 2023 at 6:12 pm #564051
Keelin, what a great Canine in a Cavum. Very clever title also. Quite a rare occasion to spot a sundog in the streaks of a fallstreak hole. I also love Sun Splash being a stray guest in this thread. 😊 Fetch shows a different stray fellow chasing a fiery ball. Very funny.
Love your Moon Burn Ruth. Great composition and play with light. And there is a tasty Spumoni to finish with.
So sad, twindogs will never be able to play together….
February 8, 2023 at 6:09 pm #564659
Hans, you caught a sundog. I love those guys.
Back To Moons
February 9, 2023 at 3:10 am #564685
Some fun I had with iridescense
February 10, 2023 at 6:12 am #564834
February 19, 2023 at 1:29 am #565607
I love the vision of each of you standing there with eyes aloft taking in the subtly sensuous iridescence you’ve all shared. I think the sky is eyeing you as well.
So Nice to See You!
February 22, 2023 at 6:15 pm #566032
Michael, great iridescience. Nice catch on the subtle shades.
Keelin, I could frame your ” nice to see you”. Great photo.
Caught A Line
February 23, 2023 at 4:20 am #566064
Thanks Keelin and Ruth. The iridescence shots are a good example of not seeing the picture until i started processing the shot.
Thats right off the dollar bill Keelin and a nice line you caught there Ruth
Here is a shot of a segment of a parahelic circle..the blue dot point.
February 28, 2023 at 4:22 am #566465
Here is another segment from the same event. It never manifested 360 degree circle , just segments as the cloud passed overhead.
March 2, 2023 at 2:24 am #566700
Ah, thank you, Ruth! And you have nice catch there with the lighted cloud adding a bright accent.
Michael, how exciting to spot a parahelic circle! I think I’ve only seen one once here. Is it a common site in your area?
Cloud Stick Fetched by a Sun Dog
March 5, 2023 at 5:42 am #566930Robert PearsonParticipant
I don’t know if this is the right place for this photo, but it’s a night sky in WA with a small lenticular cloud above Mt Rainier, probably lit by the Seattle/Tacoma area lights.
March 5, 2023 at 9:29 pm #566971
Wow all great pictures above! A parhelic, iridescence, a rainbow, a sundog and then this night sky by Robert. Welcome here. Your small lenticular cloud really looks to come from outer space. I love it. The sky is eyeing us according to Keelin, but do others eye us too?
A Sundog’s Tail
March 7, 2023 at 12:38 pm #567089
wow, everyone, thrilling stuff! i love being a cloud nerd
here, we’ve had four CZAs in seven weeks. the sky is smiling at all your cleverly named spottings :)
March 13, 2023 at 5:08 pm #567586
So many nice pictures with a rainbow of colors. Must be many ice crystals out there. Some bold and some faint.
March 16, 2023 at 8:50 pm #567855
ruth, i love those luminous lingering lenticular-like lobes!
March 16, 2023 at 9:24 pm #567856
Arielko, you truly have me laughing with your rockettes dancing in the sky. Wonderful halos too.
The Glow Of A Moon
March 18, 2023 at 6:34 pm #567945
I am uncertain about this capture. I will take a stab at a partial 22 degree halo. Any thoughts from my cloud spotter buddies?
Half A Slice
March 18, 2023 at 7:39 pm #567961
ruth, your moonglow mesmerizes.
i’d guess this was the top of a circumscribed halo/upper tangent arc
March 19, 2023 at 4:04 pm #568003
Arielko, thanks for your thoughts. Photo taken the following day at close to the same time.
I Am Back
March 26, 2023 at 9:57 pm #568625
exciting return of the halo, Ruth. Every halo day is a holiday!
I had an action packed “haloday” on Friday. First a lovely circumscribed and then a vivid CZA
March 27, 2023 at 7:58 pm #568673
Robert, your starry night sky is beautiful! A close encounter with the cosmos—and who knows what else?
Hans, did you wag back at that happy looking sundog’s tail?
Ariel, your timing is perfection to be catching the arcs and more. Thrilling, indeed!
And Ruth, I love the wild shape of the moon glow you captured.
March 27, 2023 at 8:06 pm #568674
PS: Hans, do you think your sundog might have chased this squirrel up a tree?
March 28, 2023 at 10:10 am #568722
Yes indeed Keelin, my sundog would have loved to chase your multicolored squirrel. Love it. It is a great Iridescent ‘Do you spotted. My pareidolic me sees a mask of light with a colored hairdress.
Ruth I love your lenticulars with the colored fringes just as the rainbow rockettes have by Ariel.
Ariel, what a great collection of halos you posted. It is especially the circumscribed halo I love most.
I am looking forward to new halo appearances over here, but I also have my archive to dig for more sundogs.
March 28, 2023 at 4:08 pm #568740
hans, looks like you are teaching an old dog new tricks! and I also love the circumscribed. Something about that double line is just so special.
keelin, I would love to sport that hairdo! very fancy.
corona cottonball collection
April 2, 2023 at 11:57 pm #569362
Your old dog still shines, Hans! And there is buoyant joy in your collection, Ariel.
After the latest rainstorm here, this vision appeared in the gutter, colors dancing…
reflecting in rainwater
tickled by a breeze
April 3, 2023 at 12:16 am #569363
i love that, keelin. it reminds me of the motor oil rainbow puddles i grew up with in nyc.
April 8, 2023 at 7:12 pm #569812
Arielko, way nice cotton balls. Keelin, a big wow in your rainwater. Nice colors there in Napa. Hans, I love anything that has some dogs.
April 11, 2023 at 3:19 am #570021
Thanks, Ruth. Your Coloring Book has all the pretty pastel shades one might associate with dyed eggs of the season. Yesterday (easter), this looked like something that could hold a few.
April 11, 2023 at 8:11 pm #570067
Keelin, now that is some damn show you have going on. Is that a tangent arc and sun pillar? I am so excited about your photo. A true gem.
Roof Got In The Way
April 11, 2023 at 8:17 pm #570068
Keelin, my apology. That is a Tiffany Vase.
April 12, 2023 at 3:40 am #570126
Thanks, Ruth! I think you are correct with the identifications (though I’m not clear on the difference between a TA and an Upper TA?). It really was such a surprise. You also have a keen eye for iridescence—as well as for vases. ;) And I love the softness of your latest capture. It’s almost like those little twigs at the bottom of the image snagged them just for you. And did I read something about your love of dogs? Here are a couple who came out to play recently…
Playtime for the Pups
April 13, 2023 at 7:42 pm #570257
Keelin, so glad you let the dogs out. Congrats on the gallery yesterday. That was a winner in my book.
The Late Night Show
April 15, 2023 at 4:52 pm #570381
April 15, 2023 at 5:55 pm #570386
velvety mooncatch, ruth. and keelin, a stunning easter vase!
April 17, 2023 at 10:32 pm #570510
That was a marvelous upper tangent arc you spotted, Keelin, together with a sun pillar. The sun is just set and the UTA takes this sharp shape when the sun is that low. Here is a link to a page where you can simulate the height of the sun with the mouse and see what shape the UTA takes: Simulate shape of UTA
Several great iridescences Ruth and it is a very nice couple of sundogs you spotted Ariel.
Shadows And Rays
April 20, 2023 at 7:19 pm #570741
Ah Ruth, your moon shots never fail to leave me howling in joy. And it looks like that Spinning Top has wrung some iridescence out of the clouds.
Ariel, those playful sun dogs keep my eyes shifting back and forth waiting to see which side will catch that great luminescent ball. A splendid catch of iridescence!
Hans, what a dramatic portrait of Shadows and Rays! And thank you so much for the link to the atopics site—very helpful. Having had a look there, I’m thinking the photo below might show a faint portion of Circumscribed Halo?
April 21, 2023 at 9:50 pm #570807
keelin, those dogs had me doing the same thing.
hans, those shadowy rays have always intrigued me. They almost look brown sometimes and I wonder why?
I certainly see a circumscribed halo there. One of my very favorite optical phenoms!
April 22, 2023 at 8:48 pm #570885
Wonderful and interesting formations. Some are unusual. Thanks Hans, Keelin, and Arielko.
May 6, 2023 at 5:24 pm #572333
Ruth, your Rainbow puts me in the mood for a scoop of sorbet. ;)
May 10, 2023 at 8:07 pm #572736
Keelin, way cool halo. For some reason April and May the sky exhibits more of these lovely rings to enjoy.
Hiding in the Trees
May 19, 2023 at 5:40 pm #573435
Thanks, Ruth. Your shy halo looks to be tickled by those trees. Do I hear a giggle?
May 30, 2023 at 2:21 am #574311
Keelin, that is really a jewel in the sky. I am off for a few days camping-cloud spotting.
June 9, 2023 at 5:06 pm #575171
End Of The Day And End Of The Rainbow
June 12, 2023 at 5:40 pm #575388
Keelin the halo you posted some time ago shows indeed a part of the circumscribed halo. Great one! And I love your Flirty Halo. Unresistable!
Great rainbow Ruth. The colors melt with their surroundings.
June 15, 2023 at 6:39 pm #575602
What a double beauty, Ruth, a sky full of delicious sorbet!
Thanks, Hans, and for confirmation on the earlier halo post. You captured the full eye in your latest. Don’t you just love it when there’s a thin veil of clouds included?
On the road ‘tween Colorado and New Mexico last week, the sky appeared to be celebrating Pride month!
June 25, 2023 at 9:42 pm #576396
Keelin, your pride photo is a thing of beauty. Looks like the gallery might grab at one up.
Cool halo Hans. It is always a great sight.
Not So Bold
June 28, 2023 at 2:58 pm #576592
Keelin, what a feast to celebrate pride month the way the sky did when you were on your way ‘tween Colorado and New Mexico. When you ask me, this is one for the calendar!
There is delicate iridescence in Not So Bold, Ruth.
Next one is a photo from 2021 and I don’t remember whether I shared it before. I was digging in my archive because I wanted to check when I saw the the last time. Now I hope to spot noctilucent clouds this summer again.
July 8, 2023 at 12:44 am #577311
Thanks, Ruth and Hans. That CHA was such a surprise on the cloud-filled drive. Good thing I wasn’t at the wheel.
Not So Bold is like a whisper, Ruth—in a heart shape!
And what a delight to see noctilucent clouds, Hans. I hope they will be frequent visitors for you throughout the summer.
Here’s another from the recent Colorado drive, this time through the car window after a bit of rain. Could be a story in this one, but I leave it to you to write the script. ;)
Open to Interpretation
July 26, 2023 at 10:38 pm #579021
No noctilucent yet, since I posted one (above) from 2021. Patience is a valuable thing.
Open to Interpretation is very funny, Keelin. I could not decide whether it is best to leave it open or not, but I just can’t resist to share one interpretation, with the intention to leave it open for more interpretations. I see someone desperately looking for his glasses to find out what we all see.
Here is just a little experiment with iridescence from the archives.
A Dressed Up Ghost?
July 27, 2023 at 9:21 pm #579068
Keelin, I think I see a rainbow smile and a rabbit fleeing the scene.
Hans, brilliant ghost. Looking forward to your noctilucent spotting.
Splash of Color
August 5, 2023 at 7:15 pm #579834
Hans, you had me laughing with your clever response and hilarious interpretation. And I think you nailed it—which makes me wonder: Could that fellow’s glasses be atop his very own noggin? I’ve been there, done that on occasion. Or were they borrowed by the clownish ghost with the big nose and the smile Ruth spotted hovering above? And might that even be the same ghost you caught dressed up in iridescent disguise? A beauty of an outfit!
Speaking of seeing things, Ruth, you have a keen eye to have caught that sweet Splash of Color. It’s always a thrill, isn’t it, no matter the size.
August 13, 2023 at 4:21 am #580503
Nice capture Keelin!
August 23, 2023 at 2:23 am #581195
heck of a hazy halo
September 4, 2023 at 10:01 pm #582244
Been years since I have seen a rainbow.
September 7, 2023 at 1:18 am #582387
Thanks, Michael. I must say Halo Dancer is wonderfully mysterious. Has she risen from the sea? The image is captivating.
Ariel, I love those hazy days and the subtle halos we’ve learned to spot!
Ah, Ruth, you caught that one! And surely there are more to come with the approaching season.
Those with an eye for pareidolia might find Aeolus in profile below, on the left blowing out a curl of cloud.
Aeolus at Work — or is it Play?
September 7, 2023 at 10:20 pm #582449
Keelin, you were very lucky with your 22 degrees halo and circumhorizontal arc as Underline. A Cloud Dancer by Michael is having a party on it I suppose. More beauties by Ariel and Ruth and at last Aeolus at Play (my guess).
September 8, 2023 at 7:43 pm #582504
Ruth, I’m so glad you spotted a rainbow after a bow-less spell. Keelin, don’t you love how a halo can make any day a special day? Even the faintest one. Hans, I love the frequency of those colors!
was treated to a lovely UTA & a hint of the circle the other morning
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September 16, 2023 at 11:51 pm #583412
September 17, 2023 at 9:57 pm #583521tony_daleParticipant
Violet sunset. Light scattering caused by Saharan dust in the upper atmosphere
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