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Suns corona/halo

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by tommy6206, 7 May 2006.

  1. tommy6206

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    I caught this today.Did anybody else see it.Not sure if its the suns Corona or not .It was a complete circle around the sun and no wasn't a rainbow...

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    All comments welcome..
     
  2. 4T5

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    :eek: + :cool:

    Well you did say ANY comments. :p
     
  3. MrSix

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    The end is nigh!!!
     
  4. sproutpunx

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    I didn't think the suns corona would be so far away from the body of the sun, was that visible with naked eye too?

    edit:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corona is what it should look like, so doubtful that is it!
     
  5. RandomTom

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    Solar Halo's for the win! Looks good :)
     
  6. stuart38

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    I've had a few alerts about geomagnetic activity lately so it could be linked to that - though I think the aurora is only visible at night so maybe not - could just be refraction of light as you get in a rainbow due to the moisture content of the air
     
  7. AndyBorzi

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    Isn't it just water droplets in the atmosphere that cause this?

    If not, will a tin foil hat protect me? :p
     
  8. tommy6206

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    Hi
    Yes it could be seen with the naked eye no problem. I had to wait for the clouds to cover the sun so I could take the picture. I have done a quick google search and it seems it is the suns corona/halo. It did completely encircle the sun and the inside sky was darker than the sky outside it. They was very little cloud about nice blue sky and had to wait for the cloud cover before taking the shot
     
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  9. cyKey

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    Saw the same thing about 3 years ago. Looks identical to my shot from then too. Similar clouds and everything.
     
  10. Lithium

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    Thats not the suns corona.... Look at the size of that thing, its about 50 times the size of the sun.
     
  11. themask70

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    Neat but at the same time confusin :confused: I wonder what it is.....
     
  12. Gungnir

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    It's a halo caused by ice crystals in the clouds :)

    A corona occurs closer to the sun due to water droplets in the clouds.

    Went to a Patrick Moore lecture a few years ago and he discussed the phenomena :)
     
  13. tommy6206

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    Then how come it was there before the clouds and after they went at least 3/4 hour I watched it. even with a clear blue sky
     
  14. Gungnir

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    Just looked it up to confirm one way or the other.

    Clouds involved are very thin. They just cast a haze rather than show up as identifiable clouds.

    Look up 22 degree circular halo and cirrostratus clouds :)
     
  15. tommy6206

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    Thanks very interesting. So there we have it its a Halo :D
     
  16. Samiad

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    flare!
     
  17. tommy6206

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    What with the naked eye. :rolleyes:
     
  18. Samiad

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    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: