Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Wegener over a large area of Europe

On 18 March, nice halo phenomena with complete and bright parhelic circle and Wegener's anthelic arc were seen in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France. The extent of the area where the Wegener was observed is remarkable!

Some of my own photos from Brannenburg, Southern Germany can be seen in an album or as a slide show ( 1 - 2 ). More pictures from other observers in West Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France are linked at spaceweather.com and in the German halo forum ( 3 - 4 ).

Text: Claudia Hinz


  1. That is one fine photo of the display! Incredible panorama! Well done.

  2. Very good display and in so many countries!!

  3. WOW!!!

    Very spectacular! Love the PHC and the well-developed wegener arcs. Its cool that quite a few countries got to enjoy it just as I enjoyed elliptical halo and odd radius all in one day.