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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The games high-altitude ice crystals play

US National Weather Service in Amarillo Texas posted these pix of a spectacular example of ice crystals with a low sun:


Original pic: http://en.es-static.us/upl/2015/01/halo-display-1-9-2015-Red-River-NM1.jpg

Annotated:


Different view, same event, minutes later:



To learn more about ice halos and other atmospheric optical phenomena, see the Atmospheric Optics page: www.atoptics.co.uk.

http://earthsky.org/todays-image/superb-ice-halo-display-in-new-mexico

https://www.facebook.com/NWSAmarillo