Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Odd radius plate arcs in diamond dust display

The lamp in the photo is a couple of degrees below the horizon and there are 18, 20, 24 and 35° plate arcs. Plus a bit of a helic arc that in this kind of display could be of the odd radius type or at least contributed by it. This stage lasted only a few minutes after which lesser halos were visible for the rest of night. Under the outdoor light shining in the photo an upper 23° continued its presence longer. The display appeared on the night of 5/6 January 2017. Temperature was -27° C.

The photo below shows the location. The camera-lamp configuration is not the same as for the photo above, where the lamp and the camera were more level.

1 comment:

  1. Cool how one can see both sets of 24 deg plate arcs and both sets of 35 deg plate arcs