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Solar halo.




D7000 14·24mm 2.8 • 1/8000" 5.6 100 ISO


The Halo is quite large: its diameter is 44°. One need at least a 20mm lens on FX format.

The presence of ice crystals in the atmosphere makes it visible and it's fairly easy to spot.

A veiled sky or cirrus clouds in the sky is the typical scenario.


Update: What looked like a sun pillar must be some in-camera reflection: changing lens is still there but eventually I've taken some shot rotating the camera and the "light beam" from the sun rotates too.

Edited by Marco Lanciani
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Earth Shadow: Sequence.


The sun below the horizon project the shadow of our planet into the atmosphere.

I thought it was interesting to show because it might be a not so obvious atmospheric phenomenon.


D7000 10.5mm 2.8 • 1/25" 5.6 100 ISO - Hand Held




D7000 10.5mm 2.8 • 1/15" 5.6 100 ISO - Hand Held




D7000 10.5mm 2.8 • 1/8" 5.6 100 ISO - Hand Held


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Pretty colors.  :D


Thanks for sharing.

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I've shot the sun halo several years ago, but without the sun pillar.  The halo was not as large as what you captured and a 40mm equivalent covered the entire halo.


I've never know the earth shadow phenomenon.  Thanks for the input.  Did you crop the top and the bottom of the single frames?

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