Sunday, 21 October 2007

Elliptical Halo in Vecsés, Hungary

Today on 21st October at 11:27 local time I saw this elliptical halo above Vecsés, Hungary. I was photographing Ac len and iridescent Ac clouds, when I caught sight of the display. The elliptical halo formed on the ice crystal precipitation of one of the Ac. The display lasted less than two minutes, so I really had to hurry to find a good object to shield the Sun with, and not to miss the sight meanwhile. In the first photo - I was still using the neighbouring house's wall, - even the reddish inner side of the halo can be seen. More photos.


  1. Thats a nice catch agnes my first elliptical halo was in 2005. I am from the USA and the first observation I made was the first since the last one in 1987. Towards the end of the year when my brother and I were four wheeling I got another elliptical halo and it went on for 20 minutes

  2. Beautiful display. As so frequently associated with Altocumulus cloud with fine diffraction phenomena. Compliments for the images!