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Mulafossur Waterfall at Sunset
Sunset over Samara
Somewhere in the wilds of Glencoe, Scotland
Saving the Last Drop of Water
Another Dry Season
Canadian mountain lake
Thirsty Land
Silhouette of a hiker over the Chimney Bluffs
Golden Banana Spider.
The porch light is still on
Fungus on old stump
Rare Halo Phenomena
Sunset through the eye of Pine needles
Peeping Penguin
solar eclipse....Sumpter SC
Evening at Caesar's Head State Park.
Beach heavens
A flower along the trail.
Children on a selfie during a family get together
Direct flight above horse
Sunset through the trees from a roof.
Sunrise on Norfork Lake in Arkansas.
Chicken love
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Rare Halo Phenomena

It was almost midnight when I spotted a very strong halo around the moon from the balcony of a chalet in the Swiss Alps this January. I immediately took my camera equipment and run outside into the very cold night. From there, I was rewarded with additional, very rare halo displays, notably a paraselenic circle, which passes through the moon and makes a huge circle around the sky. Atmospheric optics phenomena are caused by reflection, refraction and diffraction of light by tiny airborne ice crystals. Also visible: 22 degree halo, circumscribed halo, moondog.

TAGS: Halo, Night, Switzerland, Winter

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Umiken, Switzerland
Member since 2017
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© Roger Benoit.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 01.2017
Total Views: 55
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Sept. 4, 2017, 3:43 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 550D
Focal Length: 10mm
Shutter Speed: 1/0
Aperture: f4
ISO: ISO400
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