reply to post by FireballStorm
actually the sun was to the LEFT in the photo, and appeared more of a rod than an arc, but in the enhanced photo you can see that it appears that it
might have had a bit of an arc to it. The brighter section is actually the cloud (which may be what you seem to be interpreting as the sun).
What I found odd about it is that I have never seen something like this in the 40+ years that I have lived here. I've seen moon halos but never
something like this. Not only that but as I said, I live in the Northeast United States. That particular day it was really hot (high 80's low 90's),
and the clouds were really low in the atmosphere, so I am not really sure that this is conducive to ice crystal formation, but I could be wrong on
My interest in the sky has increased in the last year or so, and I've mostly been a night time sky person, and it may just be that I've just missed
Getting a better camera? Well, my fiance is a professional photographer and that's his thing not necessarily mine so I don't see that happening.
I did snap some other shots, and I'm going to check with the member that did the enhancement to see if they would enhance the others so that we might
get a better "look" at what is going on.