Friday, 19 November 2010

Moon halos from Mustavaara ski resort


It's better to be inside a punch hole cloud than just look at it. On the night of 17/18 November snow guns seeded a punch hole in low stratus cover at Mustavaara ski resort in Eastern Finland. Plate crystal dominated halo display appeared in the resulting diamond dust. Temperature on the ground was -9° C. In the image above, moon elevation is 32.7°.

Marko Riikonen

7 comments:

  1. Wow Marko,

    Awesome plate display that would have been excellent for doing supeparhelia and with spotlight CNA,sub-kern, sub120 ans other sub halos. Keep em comin Marko you're doing good!!

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  2. Your wish came true Michael.
    Here is the rest of the photos:
    http://raakendebogen.blogspot.com/
    I photographed the lamp halos after the moon disappeared behind thickening cloud.

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  3. SubKern and sub120 parhelia on lamp halos ok? And Lowitz on Moon display?

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  4. Man is that cool!!! I think I my jaw would drop seeing that. I know one thing those plates would have made exquisite superparhelia as well.

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  5. forgot to mention the first two pics show the zenith spot extremely well.

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  6. Marko is always at the right place at the right time. When you really put your mind on it all the effort pays off! Great capture once again!

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  7. Thanks folks. It was 10 hours halo hunting night. Yeah, there is subKern and (faint) sub120. I saw both with naked eye as well, though was not sure of the sub120. The Lowitz on the moon I don't see.

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