Sunday, January 11, 2015

Arcs over Amarillo: A sky full of halos

And my first attempt to embed a Facebook post and image URL. We'll see how it all goes.

"Yesterday morning, Texan Joshua Thomas took this picture in Red River, NM and shared it with us. He captured a truly special display of ice halo phenomena including rare suncave and sunvex Parry arcs, helic arcs, and intense supralateral and infralateral arcs. See also the diagramed version, which the outstanding folks at US National Weather Service La Crosse Wisconsin did for the photo. To learn more about ice halos and other atmospheric optical phenomena, see the Atmospheric Optics page: Thanks again to Joshua Thomas and NWS La Crosse for taking and documenting this halo display!"

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