Admiring the Universe - a fine-art photographer based in Perthshire, Scotland, with interests in landscape, nature and astrophotography

Solar Halo and Upper Tangent Arc

Solar Halo and Upper Tangent Arc
I looked up. Stopped. Reached for ... all the cameras at once.

One of the best atmospheric optics displays I've seen - hexagonal rod-shaped ice crystals refracting light to form a 22-degree solar halo with upper tangent arc and (faint) parhelic circle.

Processed at some length in darktable and Pixelmator Photo.


Camera: FUJIFILM X-T4 ISO: 160
Focal Length: 17.1mm (26mm-e) Aperture: f/11
Shutter Speed: 0.004545454545s


GPS location: 55.868047, -3.196081