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Parhelia and upper tangent arc
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Two parhelia are visible on each side of the Sun. They extend themselves to form a parhelic circle. The upper tangent arc (stick to the 22° halo) is easily visible because they are formed by the same crystals, hexagonal plate ones.
A contrail is casting many shadows on the different layers of cirrus.
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Instrument   24 mm focal length
Exposure & film   1/1000 s with digital camera Canon 5D MarkII + Sigma 24-70mm 1:2.8 EX DG
Date & place   September 20, 2012, Riec-sur-Belon (Finistère)

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