Admiring the Universe - a fine-art photographer based in Perthshire, Scotland, with interests in landscape, nature and astrophotography

Solar Halo and Upper Tangent Arc

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I looked up. Stopped. Reached for ... all the cameras at once. One of the best atmospheric optics displays I've seen - hexagonal rod-shaped ice crystals refracting light to form a 22-degree solar halo with upper tangent arc and (faint) parhelic circle. Processed at some length in darktable and Pixelmator Photo.
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GPS location: 55.86804738333178, -3.1960807666474764

EXIF info

ISO: 160
Aperture: f/11
Shutter speed: 0.004545454545454545s
Lens: XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR
Focal Length: 17.1
Date and Time: 2022:04:28 15:24:30