120° Parhelia

M Bornong

Senior Member
As the upper air moisture was building for our next storm in the Central Valley of California, I first caught some normal sundogs, then I noticed the glow of the 120° parhelion over my right shoulder, the second one to the north was very faint, but it was there (4th photo). 11:45 am PST, Jan. 3, 2017, Bakersfield, CA.
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Contrail shadows shortly before the sundogs appeared.
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Mick West

Administrator
Staff member
Very nice. Those are pretty rare, I've only seen them maybe twice here, and never in Los Angeles. This was a panorama I took on 2015-09-27. I made people come out and look at them, they were not qute as excited as I was :)
 

M Bornong

Senior Member
Not as bright as my first post above, I've now seen this for the second time, 1:30 pm, December 5, 2019 Bakersfield, CA.
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M Bornong

Senior Member
Very nice. Those are pretty rare, I've only seen them maybe twice here, and never in Los Angeles. This was a panorama I took on 2015-09-27. I made people come out and look at them, they were not qute as excited as I was :)
I need a fish-eye lens, in case I ever see another of these.
 
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