Fire Dragon
Ohio, on October 12, 2003

Lens flares or not?
Characteristics of lens flares are:
1. they appear along the edges of halos, not present here,
2. they are on a line directly through the center of the flaring object, in this case the Sun, but these are not so centered,
3. they move like a dial around that center, but here there is no such motion as the Sun sets and the object remains independent of the Sun,
4. they have a balancing flare on the oether side of the flaring object, the Sun, but there is no such opposite flare.