Winter sunrise with a fragment of a 22 degree halo
DP043-2016 Posted Friday, February 12
This sunrise shot was taken at the same time as yesterday's shot of the sun pillar, and you can see a suggestion of that light column in the upper left of this shot. But the main attraction to me in this scene is the fragment of the 22 degree halo, in the upper right. It's a bit like a rainbow, but on the same side of the sky as the sun rather than on the opposite side, and with the color order reversed, i.e. the red side of the spectrum nearer the sun. The sun dog (parhelion) which I saw later, falls on the same imaginary circle, 22 degrees away from the sun from the viewer's perspective.
One further thing to note. Those are Canada geese sleeping on a thin sheet of ice out in the middle of the river.
Taken February 11, 2016 at Gallup Park.
Title (for legacy viewing in the Dailies): Winter sunrise with a fragment of a 22 degree halo