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About this observation
Honor Wheeler
Time of observation
03/03/2010 - 15:41
Halo display
Observing location
Wilmington, Kent
Fuji E550

This is an old image taken in 2010 but I thought it worth sharing. It's a multiple halo display and shows a number of different optical phenomenon. In the UK 22 degree Halos, Parhelia or Sundogs and Circumzenithal arc's can often be seen. This image, while including those, also shows a faint Supralateral arc, an upper Tangent arc and a Suncave parry arc. I forwarded this image at the time to optics specialist Les Cowley and he confirmed all the phenomena imaged and commented that this was a rare occurrence for the UK. I must remind everyone to be careful when imaging these phenomena as direct viewing or imaging of an unfiltered Sun is dangerous.

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