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Circumzenithal Arc

A circumzenithal arc seen in Leeds, 28 Oct 2002

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A circumzenithal arc [Leeds, 28 Oct 2002; FinePix4800Z]

An autumn display of a circumzenithal arc, seen from our back garden. The sun is at the bottom of this picture, which is a near-vertical view. Note the rainbow colours.

These arcs curve away from the sun, and unlike halos (with which they are sometimes seen) are never complete circles.

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Image details

Photographer: Lee
Taken: Leeds UK, 3:48:11pm Mon 28 Oct 2002
Original format: 1600 x 1200 JPEG, 358 Kbytes
Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix4800 ZOOM
Exposure: 1/477 sec * ISO125 * f7.00
Focal length: 8.30mm (macro Off)
Program/mode: Normal/Auto * Metering: Pattern * White balance: Auto
Flash: Not fired * Slow sync: Off
Warnings: blur No, focus Yes, AE No
Photodesk processing: Gamma; scaling


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