Glory in Slovenia Highlands
September 24, 2004
The photo above shows a faint glory captured from Triglav National Park in Slovenia on August 16, 2004. Glories (also known as anti-coronas) are usually seen from airplanes when looking towards the antisolar point. On this picture, which was taken near the highest point in Slovenia (adjacent to the border with Italy), the glory surrounds our shadow on the clouds enveloping the mountain. Like coronae, glories result from diffraction of light in water droplets. See also the Earth Science Picture of the Day for April 9, 2004.