Sunday, September 02, 2007

Bright 120 deg. Parhelion over The Hague

Sunday, September 2nd 2007
The Hague, The Netherlands

After a cloudy morning, the low clouds broke up and both the sun and higher cirrus clouds became visible.
The appearance of the cirrus was an indication for me, to keep a keen eye on the sky. That policy was worth-while, because a short time later, at about 11.35 C.E.S.T., a part of the Parhelic circle appeared, together with a remarkably bright 120 deg. Parhelion, in NNE-ly direction. Both the parhelic circle and the Parhelion presented a clear brownish-reddish fringe colouring. Immediately, I fetched my mobile-phone-with-camera, and made the picture, accompanying this message.

Frank Nieuwenhuys

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

something problematic bearings

02 September, 2007  
Anonymous Menno van der Haven said...

Nice to see a description and photograph of this observation here!
I witnessed this event about 25 kilometers to the east, from Waddinxveen, The Netherlands.
The description by Frank is exactly what I observed, however I saw a part of the parhelic circle and two 120 parhelia.
At first I doubted wheather these parhelia were actually Liljequist-parhelia, because the distance between them was rather small.
But the red-brown color of the parhelia, together with a 40 degrees sun-height made this not very likely.
A photograph I took around 11:45 local time can be seen here:

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z210/mesocyclone70/2sept2007a.jpg

27 October, 2007  

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