Astrophoto: Stunning Sun Halo Revisited

by Nancy Atkinson on October 4, 2012

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When we posted an astrophoto earlier this week of a spectacular 22-degree Sun halo seen in Kuala Lumpur, we quickly got a note from Theo Wellington from Madison, Tennessee USA, who may have one-upped that image. Make that two-upped. “Not only did we have the 22 degree halo, but a circumscribed halo AND a parhelic circle as well!” Wellington wrote. “I became a distracted driver and had to pull off the road to look and photograph.” He added that Moon halo was seen the night before in the same location, as well.

What a stunning view — like a giant eyeball looking back at you!

Wellington used a Pentax K100D, 11mm fisheye lens, f13 1/4000, iso 400.

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Nancy Atkinson is Universe Today's Senior Editor. She also is the host of the NASA Lunar Science Institute podcast and works with Astronomy Cast. Nancy is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

shahgazer October 4, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Wow! that’s a stunner! Nice one!

SJStar October 5, 2012 at 6:18 AM

Watch you language, dipstick.
Children or school kids might be reading this!

[Hope your profile is erased!]

muitosabao October 5, 2012 at 8:37 AM

Amazing. https://skydrive.live.com/#cid=355A12A6A9AB88F2&id=355A12A6A9AB88F2%21163 this one i captured over the sky of Munich (Germany) last April.

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