15 May 2013

Circumscribed Halo over Ocean City In Maryland On Tuesday

Posted by Dan Satterfield

Image taken by Timothy Butz in Ocean City,Maryland Tuesday 14 May 2013.

Correction: Hat tip to Daniel Linek who spotted my mistake. This is a CIRCUMSCRIBED Halo. Not a Circumzenithal Arc . See here: http://www.atoptics.co.uk/halo/circum.htm

The title to this post has also been corrected.

You can read more about this on the great Atmospheric Optics site: http://www.atoptics.co.uk/halo/cza.htm I saw one in Greenland (and at the South Pole for a few seconds). The bottom band I believe is a circumhorizon arc.