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Winged Globe
China, on Aug 19, 2003

We had a hazy and cloudy day, nevertheless got some remarkable shots.
The Winged Globe is caused by a flare from the Occulted Sun, the double suns, here in the first row of photos below at the lower left side of the Sun. The vertical flare has been normal for the past few weeks because of the intense light from the double suns, but the wings of the Winged Globe develop because of the intense light from the occulting persona alone. Note that when the personas is to the lower right of the Sun, as in the second row of photos, the wing flare changes direction.