A Rare Halo Display
Taken by Mila Zinkova on February 23, 2016 @ San Francisco, California, USA
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  Camera Used: Canon Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
Exposure Time: 1/2500
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Date Taken: 2016:02:23 15:54:59
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Today was a hot day, and I decided to hunt for mirages. I observed some superior mirages, and then I looked up , and I wondrous circles around the sun. There were three circles, and a very, very faint fourth one. Maybe you would be able to spot it on the video I took https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnvIesMuYqo or at the last image attached to my submission. I only wish I had a fisheye lens.
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What an incredible capture - congratulations!!

Posted by owleye1 2016-02-24 17:03:31
Thank you, DZ
Posted by mila 2016-02-24 23:38:50
Did you notice the jet liner above and a little right of the pole?
Posted by PhySciTech 2016-02-25 08:56:27
It was an idea to capture the plane together with the halos :-)
Posted by mila 2016-02-25 12:56:18
Amazing, fantastic, awsome! Not enough words for this. Congratulations!!!
Posted by LandyGyebnar 2016-02-26 09:24:06
And now my friend enhanced one of my images, and the fourth halo is clearly seen


Atmospheric optics expert Les Cowley says that the most outer circle is a rare 35 degrees halo
Posted by mila 2016-02-25 23:10:36
Thank you, LandyGyebnar!
Posted by mila 2016-02-26 21:33:31
44 thumbs up
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