L-A Photo Challenge: You Pick It

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #142: You Pick It

Ah! We pick the topic for this one! I think I’ll go with the phenomenal sun halo we saw last year in June. It was an amazing sight that got even better with the clouds. According to earthsky.org “Halos around the sun or moon are caused by high, thin cirrus clouds drifting high above your head. Tiny ice crystals in Earth’s atmosphere create the halos. They do it by refracting and reflecting the light. Lunar halos are signs that storms are nearby.”

This halo was extremely vivid. The photos were taken with my iPhone. The halo was enormous and felt like it was right on top of us. The teal dot is from the camera, which I will probably remove in the future.

You can click on this photo for a bigger version.

It was incredible to see and I’m so happy we noticed it and got photos. So many people were going about their lives and never noticed it. I find that a shame.

Lens-Artist Challenge #142

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  1. Cool photos! When I was a little girl, I often remember my mother saying a ring (or halo) around the moon meant snow. I was amazed how often she was right about that!

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  2. I am flabbergasted you got to see this!!! I joined the “Cloud Appreciation Society” and I get a cloud a day photo. You should submit yours, it is incredible. I only recently heard about this phenomenon of a cloud halo. Yes, how can people go about their day when this is going on in the sky???

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    1. We were more excited than most of the people around us, most of whom didn’t notice. Some people looked up to see what we were looking at (in a parking lot). I read that there are halos that occur around both the sun and the moon. This one was so huge it’s like airplanes would by flying through it.

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