Monday, August 20, 2007

Spectacular Sun Halo

The photos don't do it justice, there is nothing like seeing the real thing. But at least they give you some kind of idea what this looked like.

There was a very beautiful and distinct halo visible around the sun, from around noon when we discovered it till at least 4:45pm when it was still faintly visible. First I thought this was called sun dog, now I am not sure anymore, since the sun dog seems to be when you see the defractions at two sides of the halo? No idea, but tremendously enjoying the phenonema.

This is the first time I have noticed this, and I was amazed how long it stayed. I have uploaded many more pics.


daidai said...

It's amazing. Sad that I missed that. :P But glad you took those pictures.

harri saptadi said...

a moon-eclipse when the moon rises this evening here.