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Circumscribed halo birth
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On this late May, it is about 3:00 PM local time. The Sun has just pass the meridian and is at 63 degrees of elevation. The low presure aera which is coming is preceded by a cirrus veil. In a sky partially filled with cumulus, a 22 degrees halo is easily visible. However, its outlines are fuzzy and its colors weak.
In fact, it seems that it is the result of a mix between a circumscribed halo and a 22 degrees halo. At the Sun elevation (see this sketch), those two halos are roughly superimpose, whence a fuzzy effect. We will see in the following picture how the circumscribed halo split up from the 22 degrees halo as the Sun rise in the sky.
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Instrument   27 mm focal length
Exposure & film   1/1000 s with digital camera Camedia 5060
Date & place   May 30, 2004, Lesconil (Finistère)

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