Sunday, 23 November 2008
Diamond dust halos in Rovaniemi, Finland
We observed superparhelia and several other divergent light halo forms such as CHA and 120 degree parhelia. Both of us got to see several personal firsts so we consider the mini expedition a success.
Amidst all the frenzy, we shot videos (1) inside the crystal swarm. Mikkilä's custom modified HID lamp proved extremely bright and useful in these conditions. We were able to illuminate objects several kilometers away with it.
We also sampled crystals during a Moilanen arc display (2).
The photos displayed (by Mikkilä & Luomanen) were captured between 15 and 17 November 2008.