Thursday, February 02, 2006

The Hastings display of Max Emerson

Max Emerson kindly informed that photos of the display he had seen in Swizerland are indeed available and that there is also short video.

Somewhat elusive in the video, the Hastings arc shows up better in this unsharp masked screenshot. Simulation (using HaloSim) by Patrik Trncak indicates many other rare halos as well. And of course, the display itself is outstanding in its brightness and clarity.

6 Comments:

Blogger Michael Ellestad said...

Whats going here? seems like Hastings arc is increasing its appearance I thought it was restricted to the south pole

03 February, 2006  
Blogger Marko Riikonen said...

My guess is that many of the rare halos - even of the "extmerely rare" - will suffer inflation. People are getting more aware of halos and digital cameras are often there to recored the displays. I think also that awarness of ski resort halos will increase as well, and that means again more great displays.

03 February, 2006  
Blogger Les Cowley said...

There was a snow machine operating at the time of this display.

03 February, 2006  
Blogger Marko Riikonen said...

Same was during the Stockholm display, Mats Mattsson informed.

03 February, 2006  
Blogger Les Cowley said...

Have snow machines changed (for example, some now use bacteria strains as seeds) or are they just being used more (or both!)?

03 February, 2006  
Blogger Marko Riikonen said...

I see it's the people that have changed. The arrival of pocket digital cameras and ease of distributing photos in a minute though internet.

Sure there can be also changes in snow machines use.

03 February, 2006  

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