Okay....does anyone here believe in fate???
I am telling you, it's been a weird day.
This morning, on my way back from an errand I was thinking about the halos. Although I thought it way too early to see a halo, I looked up anyways.
Sure enough...there one was. It was only about 9:30 when I took my first pictures...and just to prove a point, I had a little fun:
I then had to go to a parade (I was taking pictures), and it ended up being the perfect spot to continue getting shots of this magnificent sun halo.
It was all over the news as it was seen from North of me at the Canadian border, and way south (past Seattle)
(if you look closely, you can see I wrote todays date on the note)
It was really the brightest one I have taken a picture of:
After the parade, as I was driving home, I noticed that a fire rainbow was starting to form below the halo!!! I was pretty excited. Positioned
myself near my home facing open fields. This was looking pretty much due South...
Couldn't forget my ATS friends!!! I believe these clouds are what are referred to often as earthquake clouds...they were so mesmerizing as they
brightened and changed shape!!
Here is a close-up of the fire rainbow...keep in mind that I have changed the brightness and brightened the colors (obviously) in all these images,
but extra on these next two:
So I had literally taken a few hundred pictures already, and honestly I didn't want to take anymore!! BUT...I had a feeling that this display
wasn't over yet. It was about six now and the sun halo was still there as it began to set. I figured a tangent arc might develop so I headed back
out and walked a bit down my street. What I saw form above me was simply bizarre. I honestly have never seen anything like this in person or on
line. Best I can describe it is this: A SECOND sun halo formed around the first one, then BOTH sun halos got sun dogs, and finally....the top halo
got a tangent arc!!! I was pretty much standing there in the field with my mouth open...mosquitoes eating me alive. (really)
An explanation of it all:
You can see the top, 2nd sun halo best in this picture
Another parting picture of the halo today:
So....here you go. Call it fate, a sign, just stupid plain luck. I don't know, but like I said...it was all over the news, so obviously isn't