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Handouts and illustrations:

A flock of sundog(pdf)

Pages

Strange Irridescent Clouds
Parhelia
Chasing Circumzenuthal arcs

Parhelia

 

This site on atmospheric optics will change how you look at the sky in daytime: http://www.atoptics.co.uk/

RealClimate.org (A good site to learn about global climate change)

Heavens-Above (for information about satelites)


Sun arc over Temecula. Classic sun arc formed by refraction of ice crystals. Note the view of the is blocked by a street light.

Sun Dog over Murrieta, but Shaun Brodie of Murrieta

 

 

Parhelia: Glory effect photographed by Shaun Brodie of Murrieta (for more on parhelia, see http://www.atoptics.co.uk/)

 

Parhelia: Circumzenuthal arc. This is an upside down rainbow formed by ice crystals. These arcs appear overhead, near the zenuth, when the sun is low. (for more on parhelia, see http://www.atoptics.co.uk/)

Photo details: Photo was taken on 35mm color slide film and then transferred to digital format by using a slide duplicator lense on a digital camera.