Sky Arcs

February 10, 2004


Provided and copyright by: Laurent Laveder, Optics of the Atmosphere Gallery
Summary authors & editors: Laurent Laveder

On the same afternoon that yesterday's Earth Science Picture of the Day (Reflected Circumzenithal Arc) was photographed, an impressive halo display later arose. The photo above is a composite from 8 individual images. As indicated, the following arcs and circles can all be identified; circumzenithal arc, the 44° and 22° halo, the parhelic circle, and finally the upper tangente arc.

Photo details: Kodak DC3400 digital camera, 38 mm lens.

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