More of the thin green band

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sun Jul 30 20:30:01 2006 UTC



Heres another of the thin green band except the green band is not alone becuse to its left is a thin red band. Oh what a way to end the show.

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Another image of the 10-1-09 elliptical halo

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sun Oct 4 23:21:01 2009 UTC



Heres another pic taken later on and you can see the halo is smaller and there is only one ellipse present and you can also see how close it is to the sun. I would gotten more pics but I was busy helping my mother clean the house due to the upcoming family fall party. I wish I would have gotten to see the display from the very begining because when I first saw the halos it was already in progress.

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Elliptical halo 1-10-09

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sun Oct 4 03:33:01 2009 UTC



After having no photoworthy halos since july I got outside to glance at the sky and I spot two elliptical halos around the sun. You can see a large outer ellipse and theres a second smaller one near the sun which is blocked with the telephone pole. These halos are usually whitish but here you can see some spectral coloring.

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Another image of the pyramidal halos of 4-2-09

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Fri Apr 3 16:08:01 2009 UTC



This another images of the display and the inner halo close to the sun is visible. In al there were 9, 18, 20, 23, and faint 35 degree halos and the upper arc is 23 degree plate arc.

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pyramidal halos 4-2-09

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Fri Apr 3 16:08:01 2009 UTC



After the elliptical halo, strong winds from a cold front pushed a lot of low level cumuliform clouds to the north and in the wake was a huge haze of cirrostatus. I used my sunglasess as a reflector and noticed a bright arc tangent to a circular halo. I pulled over and got to witness this half-way decent pyramidal halo display. There are three different halos including the upper bright 23 degree plate arc. Unsharp mask is used to bring out the halos more clearly.

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Elliptical halo 4-2-09 enhanced

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Fri Apr 3 16:08:01 2009 UTC



Heres another photo of the halo only a slight unsharp mask was applied to show the slight color these halos sometimes show.

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Elliptical halo 4-2-09

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Fri Apr 3 15:44:01 2009 UTC



Got this elliptical halo in the way home from work. For safety since I was driving I pulled into a parking lot. This is the second elliptical halo this year.

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The volcanic afterglow

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sun Sep 14 04:33:01 2008 UTC



After timelapsing the sunset I go out and see this deep red glow in the west and I knew it was not an aurora because aurora come from the north. This amazing glow was from the west and after doing an exposure the sky turned this brillian pink and purple and was unlike anything I ever saw in the sky. This is without a doubt the first volcanic sunset I have photographed.

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volcanic sunset part 2

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sun Sep 14 04:33:01 2008 UTC



Here one can see the brilliant magenta, purple dome and other colors and notice not a single cloud in the sky and no smog, haze, or humidity.

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volcanic sunset

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sun Sep 14 04:13:01 2008 UTC



For a while I have noticed strange pearly clouds the past couple weeks and did not know what they were and how they caused the unusual sunsets but found out it was due to an Alaskan volcano called Kasatoshi.

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Elliptical halo 3-23-08 part 6

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sun Apr 6 15:52:01 2008 UTC



Here you can see a bluish ellipse close to the sun, a fragment of a second on the right side and finally a larger outer third.

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Elliptical halo 3-23-08 part 5

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sun Apr 6 15:52:01 2008 UTC



Here there are two eliipses and you can see they are highly colored which is unusual.

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Elliptical halo 3-23-08 part

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sun Apr 6 15:52:01 2008 UTC



Normally elliptical halos are a whitish color but here you can see color in it like classical halos with red inside and blue on the outside. The ellipse here is guite bright.

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Elliptical halo 3-23-08 part 3

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sun Apr 6 15:30:01 2008 UTC



This was the first stage and this was when I spotted the halos and ran as fast as I could to find a telephone pole as a sun blocker.

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Elliptical hal3-23-08 part 2

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sun Apr 6 15:30:01 2008 UTC



Here we see two ellipses notice the ellipse close to the sun.

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Elliptical halo 3-23-08

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sun Apr 6 15:30:01 2008 UTC



This is part of a series of photos I got a rare elliptical halo display that lasted over two hours in Ohio USA. Elliptical halos are a special type of halo that forms in dissolving altocumulus AC clouds rather than the cirrus clouds. This started out as a single ellipse that lasted for 10 minutes then disappeared but then came back much brighter and would have up to three ellipses at one time. As the cloud would move the halo would shrink expand.

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Super double rainbow

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sun Apr 6 15:30:01 2008 UTC



This is another rainbow I got a month later and this one is probably the best I have seen in years not only was it very bright but the secondary was bright and the primary showed at least three interference supernummery bows. This set of bows make some rainbows in past years I have photographed look mediocre.

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Rainbow after a tornado 4-26-07

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sun Apr 6 15:08:01 2008 UTC



This was taken after a tornado producing supercell swept through Adams Co. Ohio. My brother who was in twon saw the tornado touch down and later got pummeled by golfball hail. I saw green skies and rotation.

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Last photo of aurora 2006

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sun Jul 30 20:30:01 2006 UTC



This is all she wrote this was the last photo and by then the aurora was just an arc and I was in need of sleep.

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The breakup

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sun Jul 30 20:30:01 2006 UTC



After the wild curtains, rays, and thin bands it starts to faid to a usual green curtain and notice the cloud.

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Corona!!

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sun Jul 30 20:15:01 2006 UTC



Now this is sweet I look to the west I see this band of aurora going across the sky right overhead!!! my first corona!!

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STD GALLERY

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sun Jul 30 20:15:01 2006 UTC



Now this is interesting: under the green I see a reddish border known as nitrogen fringing or as some would call red belts.

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STD GALLERY

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sun Jul 30 20:00:02 2006 UTC



Heres the part that gets me excited because the entire arc becomes a smooth flowing curtain with green and nice red rays and beams and even a little yellow.

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Proton arc

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sun Jul 30 20:00:02 2006 UTC



While the green was buildin up on the northern horizon I look up ans spot a faint gray band and after doing a minute long exposure I notice its a proton arc. proton arcs are red or pinkish in color and often proceed good aurora displays

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Here come the rays

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sun Jul 30 19:45:01 2006 UTC



Was not long and red and green rays sprouted from the arc and waved about

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Wisconsin aurora the build up

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sun Jul 30 19:45:01 2006 UTC



As the minutes pass the glow builds into a long-lived green band, it kept this for over a half and hour. The real show is yet to come.

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Start of the wisconsin aurora

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sun Jul 30 19:29:01 2006 UTC



The start of the aurora over Lake Archibald Wisconsin. This gets better so don't go away.

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Number three this year for elliptical halos

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sun Dec 18 21:18:01 2005 UTC



This turns out to be the third observation of the elliptical halo this year.

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Another one of the ellipse

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sun Dec 18 21:03:02 2005 UTC



Heres another image of this rare halo.

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Elliptical halo

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sun Dec 18 20:47:01 2005 UTC



I got this unusual elliptical halo saturday while cutting wood. This type of halo is born from light refracting through a special type pyramidal crystal that has a gentle sloping pyramid. The vertical radius of this halo can vary with sun elevation. Sometimes there can be more than one ellipse around the sun or moon.

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Side view of the bows

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Wed Nov 2 01:39:01 2005 UTC



This one shows both bows and the supernummeries inside the primary. This was done by tilting the camera on its side.

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