Glory and Hot Springs

March 11, 2009


Photographer: Mila Zinkova, Mila's Home Page
Summary Author: Mila Zinkova, Stu Witmer

The photos above show a glory captured at one of the many thermal springs in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. In the picture at top, the colored rings of the glory are centered on my head. Then I moved the camera, and the glory moved with it, as can be seen in the bottom picture. While I myself was still was observing the glory, my camera took the image of its own glory. This is a good lesson to explain that glories, like rainbows, are observed directly opposite the Sun, centered at the antisolar point. Photo taken in the summer of 2008.