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Just had to post this one, spectacular display of ice halo phenomena

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posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 09:37 AM
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Photos from US National Weather Service Amarillo Texas's

spectacular display of ice halo phenomena

Yesterday morning, Texan Joshua Thomas took this picture in Red River, NM and shared it with us. He captured a truly special display of ice halo phenomena including rare suncave and sunvex Parry arcs, helic arcs, and intense supralateral and infralateral arcs. See also the diagramed version, which the outstanding folks at US National Weather Service La Crosse Wisconsin did for the photo. To learn more about ice halos and other atmospheric optical phenomena, see the Atmospheric Optics page: www.atoptics.co.uk. Thanks again to Joshua Thomas and NWS La Crosse for taking and documenting this halo display!




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posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 09:44 AM
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Amazing photo.



posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 09:49 AM
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originally posted by: EnigmaAgent
Amazing photo.


would I have loved to have seen that.

No wonder ancient men stood in awe of the universe.



posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 09:50 AM
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Do you think that is a comet in the upper right?



posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 09:53 AM
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Did a bit of a search on this, some cool stuff.

It's very interesting how it creates a 22 degree halo.





Halos form when light from the sun or moon is refracted by ice crystals associated with thin, high-level clouds (like cirrostratus clouds). A 22 degree halo is a ring of light 22 degrees from the sun (or moon) and is the most common type of halo observed and is formed by hexagonal ice crystals with diameters less than 20.5 micrometers.

Light undergoes two refractions as it passes through an ice crystal and the amount of bending that occurs depends upon the ice crystal's diameter.

A 22 degree halo develops when light enters one side of a columnar ice crystal and exits through another side. The light is refracted when it enters the ice crystal and once again when it leaves the ice crystal.


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Thank you for posting ! S&F



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posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 09:55 AM
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a reply to: mcx1942

ty for sharing mcx



posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 09:55 AM
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a reply to: Stormdancer777

No wonder some people probably thought Jesus was finally coming back and knelt when they saw that.



posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 09:57 AM
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originally posted by: Stormdancer777
Do you think that is a comet in the upper right?


Nope. Just a plane's contrail. But we can pretend!

Very pretty picture!



posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 09:58 AM
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Kind of looks like a bird in a circle. The sun pillar looks a little like a nose. So the bird s the area over the eyes where the eyebrows are and the nose is where the nose is supposed to be. The circle is the head, bald as can be and this guy doesn't have any ears or eyes, looks pretty senseless to me.

Pretty picture. S&F
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posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 10:03 AM
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Do you think that is a comet in the upper right?
a reply to: Stormdancer777 Naa ,it's a speck of dust on my screen :>) I have no idea but that is a wonderful picture .



posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 10:03 AM
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originally posted by: Trueman
a reply to: Stormdancer777

No wonder some people probably thought Jesus was finally coming back and knelt when they saw that.


When I look at it I can imagine an arch/angel



posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 10:05 AM
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a reply to: rickymouse

I see a magnificent mother ship materializing.






posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 10:12 AM
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a reply to: Stormdancer777

There is a comet in the our solar system, and it is possible that this effect could be magnifying it somehow. I don't know if that comet is in that area though, it could just be a part of the illusion that is being created.

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posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 10:22 AM
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Wow. It looks like art. a reply to: Stormdancer777



posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 10:24 AM
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Modern man too. a reply to: Stormdancer777



posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 10:25 AM
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a reply to: Stormdancer777
There are no comets visible from earth at the moment.

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posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 10:29 AM
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a reply to: Stormdancer777

You mean this is not an alien space portal opening to take us into the 4th dimension o.0 ?

Just kidding, this is some amazing photo, I would have loved to see this with my own eyes



posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 10:47 AM
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originally posted by: AutumnWitch657
Wow. It looks like art. a reply to: Stormdancer777



It is hard to believe it is real



posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 11:49 AM
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It is,hard to believe. Looks like something someone made for a poster or something. Just amazing. I would have fainted if I saw it in the,sky. a reply to: Stormdancer777


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posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 12:15 PM
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I only saw a normal halo with sundogs once in my life, fortunately I read about it sometime earlier so I knew what I was watchign it.
Otherwise it looks totally out of this world and I can easily understand people that do not know what they are looking at.




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