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A bit of Halo

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« on: April 29, 2009, 11:51:11 pm »

Not sure quite what this is called, I suspect it's not got a specific name, and is just part of the Halo, any thoughts ? I saw this as the sun was going down. It was in a line vertically above the sun at about the 22˚ line



And with a plane



The sun was hiding behind a low bushy tree
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2009, 11:58:20 pm »

Well spotted John!. If it was 22 degrees above the Sun then it was probably an Upper Tangent Arc (UTA).
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2009, 12:49:36 am »

Nice work John.
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2009, 01:48:07 am »

Nice UTA there John, some lovely colour there.
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2009, 08:07:12 am »

Thanks guys, and thanks for the ID.
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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2009, 03:38:03 pm »

Still trying to get back through the forum after my absence, looking at John's very interesting images of a UTA. I saw something like that about a month ago, but it was horizontal with the sun at sunset. Would that be considered the same thing or is it a sundog? As you can tell, I don't know much about them!!

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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2009, 03:42:21 pm »

Nice capture Richard. I'm pretty sure that Horizontally makes it a sundog, but I'm sure the others will confirm that.
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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2009, 04:01:25 pm »

Nice image Richard...classic Sundog  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2009, 09:25:21 am »

Nice captures John & Richard...  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2009, 07:33:18 pm »

Nice image, Richard. It is a right sundog, not too bright though (maybe there was also a left one).
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« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2009, 03:53:39 am »

Could very well have been a left sundog, but from my vantage point it was impossible to see.
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