Pinhole photograph of a Solar Halo (or Sun Dog)

November 2, 2010 · 2 comments

in Documentary,News,Scapes,Tutorials

Yesterday morning, 1 November 2010, Johannesburg people were outside peering into the sky to catch a glimpse of a spectacular phenomenon – a rainbow around the sun,  known as a Solar Halo, or a Sun Dog.

I took this image with my handmade pinhole camera:

A Solar Halo is usually seen when there are high clouds ahead made of tiny ice crystals. The ice crystals refract the sunlight, and the result is a rainbow halo. This is usually a sign that more rain is on the way.

Read my tutorial on how to make your own digital Pinhole Camera.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Erika van Zyl November 2, 2010 at 10:44 am

This is an amazing photograph! It was a spectacular sight!

rikki hibbert November 2, 2010 at 10:47 am

Almost as amazing as when you showed me Hayley’s Comet through the binoculars when I was a child!

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