It turns out having a wide angle lens on your phone is really helpful for catching sun halos!
Two views of a 22-degree circular #halo around the sun that I saw on a walk this afternoon.
Halos are a lot more common than I used to think. Then I started actually looking for them. Even on a warm day like today, there can still be ice crystals higher in the atmosphere of the right size and shape to cause a display like this (or even more complicated ones).
@sohkamyung Thank you!
Usually I just go for a utilitarian, “got a picture of the halo,” but this time I tried about five different things to block the sun, trying to compose an interesting shot as well. I’m going to have to keep that up!
Compass in the Sky
LA spring #🌴 #🌤
The kind of #contrail view that starts rumors about imaginary missile launches.
Yes, that happened. A few years ago a bunch of people saw an airplane contrail at a weird angle and there was this big news story about a mysterious missile launch off the coast of California. No one claimed responsibility for or knowledge of the launch of course, which made it seem even more mysterious. Even after people matched flight paths and time stamps and viewing angles, the myth persisted, at least in internet comment threads.
Late afternoon sun reflecting off a decorated window into the shadow of an umbrella. We went out for frozen yogurt to celebrate finally putting all the Christmas decorations away, only to find that the shop still had their Halloween decorations up. (You can just see the edge of a bat wing at the right.) I didn’t feel quite so bad after that! #silhouette #shadows #umbrella #reflection