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David1952
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Sky Phenomenon

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I saw this phenomenon in the sky last evening, 27 Aug, at 2020hrs.

I would guess it is some sort of refraction effect. The sun of off to the right of the picture, say 20deg away

Any ideas

David
stella
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Re: Sky Phenomenon

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It's a parhelion or 'Sun dog'.

A 22° ring around the Sun, brightest at elevation equal to that of the Sun.
Called a 'dog' because it follows its master (the Sun) as it traverses the sky.
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Stella,

Many thanks. Its good to see something new even for an "over 60"!

David
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Re: Sky Phenomenon

Post by David Frydman »

. This halo phenomenon is very common.
I see it about 50 times a year.
sometimes it is so bright that it lacks colour and looks like a second and sometimes a third sun.

And the 22° halo usually a partial ring is almost as common.

There are many different types of Halo and the corona is also nice.

Regards David
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