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Written by Marcus Morris   
Sunday, 29 July 2007 04:04

Ice Halo, showing the right parhelion and part of the parhelic circle.

Ledbury was treated to a spectacular atmospheric phenomenon on Tuesday 24th July this year. This beautiful ice halo, photographed from the courtyard at the back of the Talbot Hotel, was caused by the refraction of sunlight by ice crystals in the atmosphere.

"The bright spot is the right parhelion or sun dog. The white streak to the right is part of the parhelic circle", explained Dutch physicist and meteorological enthusiast Harald Edens. Although hard to tell from this photograph, Harald added that there might be a trace of the rarer Lowitz Arc emerging from the lower left of the parhelion.

Find out more about atmospheric phenomenae at Harald's website and at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_dog

Last Updated on Monday, 06 August 2007 18:38
 
Comments (1)
Dogs of Awe
1 Friday, 05 March 2010 18:27
Drew
Awesome! Thanks Marcus. I did read your article way back in July but i was so blown away by this sensational spectrum of nature i did not make a connection with your picture. Keep watching the skies theres so much too find.
 

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