Maine, on Sep 18, 2003
- I went to Spaceweather.com. Check out the photo from the hurricaine cirris clouds this guy took of the Sun. What's that next to
- Halos around the sun often presage bad weather, says
atmospheric optics expert Les Cowley. The reason: Cirrostratus
clouds on the leading edge of storm fronts contain halo-forming ice
crystals. Such was the case today when Hurricane Isabel hit the
- Sky watcher Bob Colwell took this picture from Berwick, Maine:
These halos were the brightest that I have ever witnessed in New
England, says Colwell.
- They included a 22° ring around the sun, a circumscribed halo,
sundogs, and a complete parhelic circle. I also saw an upper
tangent arc briefly. The display lasted more than 2 hours while the
outer edge of the Isabel's clouds passed overhead, then the sky
cleared up completely for a while.
- Sundogs appear along the edge of the halo, as the sundog at the right hand side, producing a rainbow, also another characteristic
of sundogs. But the object that is a distinct pink sphere next to the Sun, here shown at the 8 o'clock position, is not a sundog. In
addition, this Sun is clearly not round, but bulging off to the side, including light from another object off to the side a bit and in
front of the Sun. Have such occulted Suns and spherical pink personas appeared next to the Sun before? This is an attempt to
create the impression that the Planet X personas are atmospheric phenomena, and when this excuse no longer works, it will
become an asteroid swarm. Magnetic disturbances that are not timed with CME's are caused by cosmic solar flares, per NASA,
and red dust that cannot be explained is from cosmic dust, per NASA. And what is causing the regular Global Quakes that
happen when the Atlantic Rift is positioned vs a vs Planet X? A cosmic rhythm?
- Note also the number of images from the Northern Hemisphere, at this time, that show the complex at the 8 o'clock position.