Saturday, 23 February 2008
Two diamond dust displays near Moscow
By Vladimir Galynsky
On 21 February ice crystals filled the air in Rumyancevo, a suburb of Moscow, and a halo display with relatively strong Moilanen arc was photographed by Alexandr Yakovlev. One of the photos, with unsharp mask enhancement, is shown above. Another photo is also given ( 1 ).
A year earlier, on 1 February 2007 Yakovlev photographed a diamond dust display with subsun and subparhelia from the 7th floor of a building ( 2 - 3 ). In the photos Moilanen arc is also present faintly. An unsharp masked image shows it better ( 4 ).
The original images of both displays are available on my blog ( 5 ).