• Moon Dog, Parhelia
  • 22° halo
  • Very faint tangent arc.
  • Úlfur
  • Gíll

Moon Halo and Parhelia

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Máninn í úlfakreppu.

Lucky me, got this halo around the moon saturday evening, absolutely wonderful.
I also believe there's a very faint "tangent arc" on top. But not sure. It appears when the image is manupulated in Photoshop.
See some info here and here!

In Icelandic the parhelia is called "aukasólir" or "Additional Suns", "Mock Suns" or "hjásólir" meaning "sidesuns" or "by-suns". The one to the left is called "wolf", and the one to right is "gíll" (means also wolf). There's a saying in Iceland that goes like "It predicts no good, unless the gíll [the wolf or the parhelia to the right] is followed by the second wolf [..the parhelia to the left].

Af Vísindavefnum:

Í Snorra-Eddu, 12. kafla Gylfaginningar, segir svo frá úlfakreppu sólar:
Þá mælti Gangleri: "Skjótt ferr sólin ok nær svá sem hún sé hrædd, ok eigi myndi hon þá meir hvata göngunni, at hon hræddist bana sinn."
Þá svarar Hárr: "Eigi er þat undarligt, at hon fari ákafliga. Nær gengr sá, er hana sækir, ok engan útveg á hon nema renna undan."
Þá mælti Gangleri: "Hverr er sá, er henni gerir þann ómaka"
Hárr segir: "Þat eru tveir úlfar, ok heitir sá, er eftir henni ferr, Skoll [Sköll]. Hann hræðist hon, ok hann mun taka hana. En sá heitir Hati Hróðvitnisson, er fyrir henni hleypr, ok vill hann taka tunglit, ok svá mun verða."

As a nightshot, it's better to view it on a black background.

"INTERNATIONAL REALTOR", and 47 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. Meester Steve 74 months ago | reply

    Moondogs - wow!

  2. _tiz_ 74 months ago | reply

    beautiful!

  3. DJ_Noddy 74 months ago | reply

    Lucky you indeed, that's beautiful.

  4. Croftcr 74 months ago | reply


    All eyes on this delightful picture,it absolutely deserves an award !
    From The world through a lens Group

  5. Lina74 74 months ago | reply

    Rosalega flott þessi

  6. _Stein_ 73 months ago | reply

    This photo took my BREATH away

    Pls add this photo to the
    BREATHTAKING group

  7. -justk- 73 months ago | reply

    nice!
    This photo took my BREATH away

    BREATHTAKING

  8. Biokees 59 months ago | reply

    Amazing! Perfect shot of this beautiful moon halo.

  9. ibrahimh40 55 months ago | reply

    This is(22' hallo)And tow sundogs and somehow sun cave ... If u want mor information about hallos email me/Ibrahimh40@Yahoo.Com

  10. Alexander Yates 51 months ago | reply

    I don't know what I've ever seen Moondogs shot this clearly. Well done!

  11. czita13 36 months ago | reply

    Wow! Nice!

  12. aivas14 27 months ago | reply

    Stunning shot!

  13. Grandgi 23 months ago | reply

    Thank you for sharing!

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