Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Winter Halo

Winter Halo


I noticed this atmospheric phenomenon on my photo promenade yesterday. It's a Halo. Also known as Nimbus. I spotted it above the former fire station in Tungelsta. I'm not the first person to see such a thing of course. But if you follow this link you can read about the Sun Dog Painting (Vädersolstavlan), that Urban the Painter painted some five hundred years ago.

11 comments:

Clueless in Boston said...

Great winter shot.

Olivier said...

superbe, on dirait une boule de noel. Si on la retourne, la neige tombe ;o)

Christchurch Photo Diary said...

That is spectacular! I have never seen such a thing!

brattcat said...

Wow. And brrrr.

Steve Borichevsky said...

This is an impressive halo!

Birdman said...

More snow comin'.

Halcyon said...

That's really cool! Great catch!

Kate said...

It's a very striking image!

Steffe said...

I haven't seen to many halo's, but I did get a good photo a few years ago, you can see it here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/steffe/482676729/

Sabrina said...

This is wonderfull!

MalinS said...

I saw it too: http://malinweb.se/blogg/index.php/2009/12/21/solfenomen