In October of 2009, I witnessed my second Parhelion, or Sundog, a natural phenomena, it wasn’t anything spectacular as those you see in the more northern or southern regions, but a complete halo around the sun, really large halo.
They are apparently caused by the effect of the sunlight passing through ice-crystals in the air (we’re in the tropics, ice-crystals??). In the photo above, you can see the relative size compared with the portion of Central Garage’s building sticking out of the corner 🙂
A few nights ago, my friend Savita messaged me asking if I’d seen the moon that evening, on looking, I was amazed to see the same effect with the moon, called a Parselene.
Given my experience with lunar sky photography, I did not expect a great image out of it, so I’d say this one is just about par for the course 🙂
It may be difficult to see, depending on your monitor’s calibration 🙂 With the naked eye, I could actually see the rainbow of colours in the halo, off to the right of the image is the power-line to my house 🙂
As always, click on each image to see them better in the Gallery.