Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Crepuscular rays, Sundogs and Circumzenith arcs

A Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 bridge camera was used in automatic mode to capture these images of atmospheric phenomena:

Crepuscular rays

Best seen when the Sun is low in the sky

Parhelia (Sundogs)

Caused by hexagonal ice crystals

Setting sundog


Circumzenith arc

Caused by hexagonal ice crystals acting as prisms


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