Monday, June 4, 2012
This is not a dog blog entry. It is about a sun halo. Sun halos are the result of ice crystals refracting sunlight in cirrus clouds high up in the atmosphere. The weather folks say that a sun halo signals moisture coming from an approaching weather front.
What a treat it was to look up at the sky and witness such a dazzling sight. The sun halo lasted over an hour today–from around noon to after one o'cock.
The intensity of the sky and the halo are somewhat toned down in the photograph. I underexposed the picture just a bit to show off the effect. Notice the black spot at around 5 o'clock. At first, I thought it was a speck of dust on the camera sensor. Upon close examination, I discovered it is a bird, a black vulture.
Here is a black and white version of the sun halo sans vulture.
This picture reminds me of HAL's eye from the movie 2001. The halo looks like a big letter O. O is for Omaha, the town from whence I came. My friend Tina lives in Omaha. She is recovering from an aneurysm that nearly took her life. She is spunky, smart, and brave. If I believed in angels, I would say an angel spared her life. I like halos.