Monday, November 1, 2010

This mornings Gloriole

We had 22mm of ran form yesterday afternoon and thru the night, all the clouds and damp in the sky have grated a dutiful Rambo in a perfect circle around the sun from about 09:50 and it was visible for about 40 mints. A halo (also known as a nimbus, icebow or Gloriole) is an optical phenomenon produced by ice crystals creating colored or white arcs and spots in the sky. Many are near the sun or moon but others are elsewhere and even in the opposite part of the sky. At the same time Venus, Neptune and Pluto was close to the sun or in the ring. A lot of people took photos with there cell phons of the circle not even knowing one or even more of these planets is also in the ring. I have collected a lot of these photos to see how much of the 3 planets I can see. The biggest Plaint on the photos is Venus on its way to the West to become the evening stare at sunset. You can also see solar flare around the sun. A solar flare is a large explosion in the Sun's atmosphere that can release as much as 6 × 1025 joules of energy. This phenomenon is not uncomen and can bee seen up to a 100 times in a year around the world. Warning it is not healthy to look direct into the sun without the correct eye protection and the sun can make you blind.

The facts was find on Wikipedia

Photos taken by Willie Taljaard

Photos taken by Gert Botha

Photos taken by Rita and Nikita Ranchod


Willie From: said...

I fave send thees photos to the Johannesburg Planetarium and they say the spots is not planets it is only reflection on the camara lens sorry for that mistake

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