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Can Anyone Explain This

Uploaded by: llpj04

Monday November 11, 2013

Ponchatoula, LA (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Amazed by what I captured. Halo arcs not upper tangent, or infralateral. Anyone what to explain it?

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26. CythiaSue
2:09 AM GMT on December 07, 2013
Beautiful! thanks for sharing!
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25. llpj04
2:34 PM GMT on November 17, 2013
Glad you like it Kelley
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24. MojaveDesertRat
10:42 PM GMT on November 16, 2013
Such a cool shot Charlotte!!
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23. llpj04
3:54 PM GMT on November 15, 2013
Ahhhhhh I hadn't thought of another layer of clouds but we have that a lot here.
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22. communyk
7:32 AM GMT on November 15, 2013
possibly 2 seperate layers of clouds....changing the angle of difraction
http://atoptics.co.uk/
this site has impressed me with the collection of photos and knowledge regarding atmospheric visual phenomenae...myFB page has a nice ice halo i caught above a bldg one afternoon
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21. TPB
11:42 AM GMT on November 14, 2013
This info may help explain what you saw!
http://chemtrails.cc/2009/01/25/what-are-chembows /
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20. Skyepony
6:28 AM GMT on November 14, 2013
It reminded me of this.. I've seen a pretty good one, somewhat eye shaped.

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19. minou
12:46 AM GMT on November 14, 2013
very interesting and beautiful!
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18. WurzelDave
10:01 PM GMT on November 13, 2013
As well as the above link try this
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17. papa60
8:28 PM GMT on November 13, 2013
Water vapor!
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16. randel52
5:47 PM GMT on November 13, 2013
http://www.atoptics.co.uk/halo/46orsup.htm

another site to explain your photo
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15. randel52
5:45 PM GMT on November 13, 2013
one more site to explain and help Identify :-)

http://www.atoptics.co.uk/halo/46orsup.htm
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14. llpj04
5:31 PM GMT on November 13, 2013
Thanks Gil, MrMichael, Karen, Sharon & Peter.

MrMichael THANKS for that great site for info. I have bookmarked it. According to your information it can't be a supralateral halo if the sun is higher than 32 degrees.

It is so exciting to see & learn about something different in the sky!!
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13. Cowgazer
5:20 PM GMT on November 13, 2013
Fascinating, congrats on the VIP
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12. nanapoo
2:26 PM GMT on November 13, 2013
Fantastic capture and phenomena! Thanks for all the interesting sites folks shared and thanks Charlotte for sharing! Congrats on VIP!
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11. tazphotogal
2:24 PM GMT on November 13, 2013
This is very Awesome!!!!! thanks for sharing. :0) Karen
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10. MrMichael
6:10 AM GMT on November 13, 2013
I love these... one of the prime reasons I bought a good camera, but normally when I see one I'm driving... sigh...

Here's another great site for various Atmospheric Phenomena: Link

According to their Ice Halos / Multiples / Colebrook entry, yours looks like it might be the side of the combination 22deg halo and a circumscribed... when they're partials (because of cloud placement) it can be tough to figure out. The IMPORTANT thing was that you got to enjoy it... and that you shared it with us! :D Thanks!
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9. gilg72
3:56 AM GMT on November 13, 2013
It's Awesome Charlotte, whatever it is. Glad you saw & captured it to share on here.
Sorry I'm not any help on the ID.
Congratulations on the VIP!
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8. llpj04
3:51 AM GMT on November 13, 2013
In that circumzenithal arc the red is closest to the sun (just as it is in a halo) but the arc bends away from the sun. Like a smile. A halo or sundog bend around the sun.
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7. minnesotamom
12:02 AM GMT on November 13, 2013
Is it called a circumzenithal arc, Char? Here's a page full of them:
http://cloudappreciationsociety.org/find-a-cloud/ #p=1&t=cloud104&i=0

Just gorgeous capture, gal!! :-)
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6. stoneygirl
11:41 PM GMT on November 12, 2013
Absolutely amazing. What a great thing to capture. Excellent job.
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5. katy99780
11:00 PM GMT on November 12, 2013
Love the photo Charlotte, and LOVE what you've introduced us to!

Bookmarked that site Eileen, so glad you provided it!
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4. Railheel
10:30 PM GMT on November 12, 2013
Never see this before Charlotte.
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3. llpj04
9:22 PM GMT on November 12, 2013
I've captured halos several times & sundogs & circumzenithal (the ones that look like smiles) but never this.

I think this is a supralateral arc.(over the halo). But I have not seen any images of a supralateral arc touching the halo.

Thanks for the info.
The Infralateral are the ones on the bottom of the halo with distance between it and the halo.

That is why at first I thought this was some kind of tangent...but the bend on those tangent arcs bend back the other way from the halo.

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2. YouKnowWho
9:00 PM GMT on November 12, 2013
Here's a link to a site that shows all kinds of arcs and tangents and such...maybe you can figure out what you've witnessed by perusing this site:
Link
Scroll down all the different types to see which fits your sighting.
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1. luvne32
8:58 PM GMT on November 12, 2013
I believe it is called some kind of arc. Someone will know more than I. Very nice catch.
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