Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Trickers and diffuse Anthelic Arcs in Germany

Alexander Wuensche from Görlitz (southeast Germany) observed and photographed these wonderful Anthelic arcs.

He writes: "In the morning of February 23, 2006, snow stars fell from the cloudless sky. The temperature was 2 deg below zero and there was a slight breeze from northeast. In the northern and northwestern direction the were remains of a Stratus and Stratocumulus cloud layer. In these clouds, the Anthelion with Trickers and diffuse Anthelic Arcs appeared.
The phenomenon was restricted to the direction opposite of the sun. In the direction of the sun I only spotted two small non-spectacular sun pillars."


Blogger Patrik Trncak said...

Nice case, I thing, there is Greenler arcs too.

16 March, 2006  
Blogger Patrik Trncak said...

And maybe "Tricker anthelic arcs" is better.

16 March, 2006  
Blogger Claudia Hinz said...

Thanks, I amended it.

Best wishes

16 March, 2006  
Blogger marko riikonen said...

Nomenclature, nomenclature... I like diffuse arcs because it's so descriptive. Greenler arc does not tell anything about the looks of the halo. "Greenler diffuse arcs" is perhaps a bit long, but compromise.

Whatever people use, I don't care, as long as we understand each other.

17 March, 2006  

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