Astrophoto: Stunning Sun Halo Revisited

Article written: 4 Oct , 2012
Updated: 23 Dec , 2015

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 currently Universe Today’s Contributing Editor. Previously she served as UT’s Senior Editor and lead writer, and has worked with Astronomy Cast and 365 Days of Astronomy. Nancy is the author of the new book “Incredible Stories from Space: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing Our View of the Cosmos.” She is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.


3 Responses

  1. shahgazer says

    Wow! that’s a stunner! Nice one!

  2. SJStar says

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

    [Hope your profile is erased!]

  3. muitosabao says

    Amazing. this one i captured over the sky of Munich (Germany) last April.

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