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Old 05-30-2004   #61 (permalink)
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A Corona !!! (I think that is how you spell it) !!
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Michael, could you be "playing High Priest" on us to see who is gonna grow your corn; and this is just a graphically enhanced picture???...
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From find articles (dot) com [LookSmart] - author unknown

What made this bright halo?
The halo around the sun appears when a thin cloud of ice crystals refract incoming sunlight. The crystals which produced this halo were suspended about 9,100 to 12, 200 meters (30,000 tio 40,000 ft) in the atmosphere, and lasted for about two hours. According to folklore, a ring around the sun means rain is coming. In fact, high icy cirrus clouds that produce halos often precede stormy weather.

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Old 05-31-2004   #64 (permalink)
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That's my boy Cuff. Taught Galileo everything he knew.

Actually, according to accepted local folklore, there is a ceremony to combat this particular celestial phenomenon, but it's never been used in modern times. Seems there's some difficulty in locating a key ingredient...a virgin.
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That's my boy Cuff. Taught Galileo everything he knew.

Actually, according to accepted local folklore, there is a ceremony to combat this particular celestial phenomenon, but it's never been used in modern times. Seems there's some difficulty in locating a key ingredient...a virgin.
LOL Bumper!

Actually I've NO idea if this is even close to what Michael actually saw...IF local folklore says no RAIN after the appearance of one of these...it would go against everything I saw in reference to the appearance of one of these multiple halo effects saying that precipitation is indeed imminent...?

STILL - a great effect and Michael - you must have had some sort of filter in the new Nikon then?
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Nice work, Cuffedlinks. Did you know that there's also an old nautical weather proverb relating to the phenomenom you described?
When halo rings the moon or sun,
rain's approaching on the run.
The halo can actually serve as a fairly accurate weather forecast. Typically, the high-altitude cirrostratus clouds that contain the ice crystals that form the halo are indicative of an approaching warm front and rain within 20-24 hours. The U.S. Weather Service confirms that rain follows about 75 percent of sun halos.

Actually, as a kid I learned that whenever the faint wispy cirrus clouds appeared in the sky that a storm was approaching within the next 24 hours. It's usually the case too.
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I just asked my brother-in-law who is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service and he confirms that this is actually a UFO!!... he says just ask any Mexican Air Force pilot !!! Those halos and the Farmers almanac actually give him a run for his money in storm forecasting... and to think of all the money he wasted at Texas A&M! I'd personally rate the moon halo as 95%+ accurate in predicting rain
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... According to folklore, a ring around the sun means rain is coming. In fact, high icy cirrus clouds that produce haloes often precede stormy weather.
I have seen the phenomenon many time during my years in Grand Cayman....The folklore is the same rain is coming.

On a (sort of) related topic....Does anyone know the folklore about the fly on the wall?? It is also weather related.
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If I can recall correctly, the image I borrowed came from a posted photo someone took while visiting Curacao
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Bugs

I did try to post another episode tonight. I am having major problems getting the forum to work properly with images. We’ll have to solve that issue first before I can continue.
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I did try to post another episode tonight. I am having major problems getting the forum to work properly with images. We’ll have to solve that issue first before I can continue.
We're HOPING!
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I did try to post another episode tonight. I am having major problems getting the forum to work properly with images. We’ll have to solve that issue first before I can continue.
Oh sure, Mike...tease us why don't you? You waiting for somebody to say please? Okay...PLEASE!! You waiting for somebody to offer you money? Okay...I owe you a buck!! Now get on with it!!
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my 2 cents....

Please, please, please...we're ready anytime you are....
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We came home from camping on the river all weekend and expected to sit down to some GREAT new episodes. Nada! C'mon Mike, the gas, the street vendors......PLEASE!
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Michael -

That is a great picture. When we were in PDC in May I saw the same thing and posted a shot of it in the multimedia section of this site. Your picture is amazing, which I would like to think is the difference between my Sony digital SLR and your amazing D70 and lenses )

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