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Old July 21st, 2011, 10:03 PM   #10581
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I managed to take this picture on my way home from work:


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It's a parhelion, or "sun dog", a refraction of sun light caused by little crystals of ice in upper atmosphere.

I was amazed, I spent a whole life looking up to the skies but never seen a sun dog before.
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Old July 21st, 2011, 11:47 PM   #10582
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Never heard of it, but pretty amazing. I wonder how many I've already seen without knowing about it.
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 12:24 AM   #10583
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As a matter of fact it's moderately common, but I never saw it before, not even after 10 years of professionally watching the skies
Once I saw a full solar halo, though. It was awesone.
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 01:13 AM   #10584
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Are you an astronomer?
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 08:53 AM   #10585
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Astronomers watch beyond the sky
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 09:22 AM   #10586
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Are you an astronomer?
Yes I am... I may have been a little sloppy though: until a month ago I never even saw a lunar eclipse
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 10:12 AM   #10587
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Creepy.... I keep thinkign what was the reaction of the owner.

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Old July 22nd, 2011, 12:30 PM   #10588
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It's a parhelion, or "sun dog", a refraction of sun light caused by little crystals of ice in upper atmosphere.

I was amazed, I spent a whole life looking up to the skies but never seen a sun dog before.
I see this once or twice a year although usually not so "rainbowish". Probably the most noticeable one with a complete halo around Sun I saw last year during skiing on Katschberg (A).
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 12:45 PM   #10589
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This is really beautiful. You managed to capture the lower tangent arc, which is a quite rare phenomenon. Kudos!
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 06:52 PM   #10590
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 10:39 PM   #10591
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Everyone ok in Oslo? Ingenioren, Maxx☢Power?

Terrorism in Norway.
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 10:56 PM   #10592
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well, cruising around on bike in NYC in insane as itself imo. you cannot properly drive bike in mane European large cities, how could you in NYC?
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Old July 23rd, 2011, 07:19 AM   #10593
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cyclists are at-fault in 70-80% of the conflicts shown above, particularly in face of pedestrians. Most of them act like they had God-given rights not to stop and yield to a pedestrian. Ever.

It is a problem here in The Netherlands, they act like every pedestrian had to get out of their way even when they are cycling outside designated bike paths.
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Old July 23rd, 2011, 04:17 PM   #10594
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Thank you for the concern, i'm ok.
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Old July 23rd, 2011, 04:22 PM   #10595
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Constr. SivIng. student
Civil Engineering student?
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Old July 23rd, 2011, 04:26 PM   #10596
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Yes.
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Old July 23rd, 2011, 04:39 PM   #10597
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Nice... me too
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Old July 23rd, 2011, 07:13 PM   #10598
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Thank you for the concern, i'm ok.
But the attack was sick beyond imagination.
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Old July 24th, 2011, 12:20 PM   #10599
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I am back from Ireland
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