Rare Halo
Taken by Matti Helin on January 6, 2017 @ Finland
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  Camera Used: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D600
Exposure Time: 1/200
Aperture: f/14.0
ISO: 100
Date Taken: 2017:01:06 16:04:48
 
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This was a pleasant surprise!

It was morning. I looked outside and saw a nice sun pillar. And clouds, that were about to block the Sun. So I went to take photos of the pillar before it was too late.

I got the pictures and stayed for a while and saw the clouds running over the Sun. Surprisingly, the pillar didnt disappear. I waited for a little while longer but the halo was stubborn. Then I realized, the source was not the Sun, directly, but its reflection! The sea is a couple of miles away and wasnt yet frozen.

As far as I know, theres been less than a dozen of recorded observations of the reflection sub sun.
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