Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Lake Boren and a Sun Halo



After the hike I headed to a nearby park that sported open grassy areas and a lake, called Lake Boren. Here I laid down on the grass and just tried to relax and take a deep breath to let go of all the hard work from the previous quarter. Then a passerby asked, "Did you see the ring around the sun yet?" While pointing up at the sky, and so I looked up and saw this:



It's called a Sun Halo and occurs when ice crystals in cirrus clouds refract the light at a certain angle. It happens around the world but you have to be in the right spot at the right time. Turns out you could see it all over Seattle, so it was special at first...

But certainly was neat to look at and talk about with strangers. In black and white...



I think it shed quite an interesting light over the landscape...

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