Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Photo of Mysterious Lights

Credit: Lars D. Terkelsen | larsdaniel.com

Our atmosphere sometimes plays off phenomenon light in strange and mysterious ways, in most cases sparking claims of UFO sightings and paranormal activity. From "shining halo clouds" to sprites and massive light spirals and many others, you can see them all here. Image above is the Solar Pillar, taken in May 2010 at Nødebohuse, North Zealand, in Denmark, shows a natural phenomenon referred to as a solar pillar. These vertical beams of light areusually created in cold air by ice crystals falling from high clouds. 

Enjoy others fascinating photos of light phenomena made by ours naturally-occurrence and man-made illusions below.

 Credit: Del Zane 
Ghostly Rainbow - occurs when sunlight strikes cirrus clouds — the kind that typically look like cotton candy and form very high in the sky. The above cloud was seen in June in Washington.

 Credit: YouTubeAbove 
A Halo of Light - is an optical illusion caused by sunlight hitting a cloud at just the right angle over Moscow. 

 Credit: Pi-Lens | ShutterstockThe 
Lime Light - sky appears to glow an eerie green hue as the intense aurora borealis, shining in the moonlit night. The striking image is mirrored on Lake Laberge, Yukon Territory, Canada.

 Credit: Dagfinn Rapp
Sky Spiral - unaltered image like a wormhole to another dimension, caused by a Russian missile that failed just after launch. The spectacular spiral light show appeared in December 2009 in the sky above northern Norway. 

 Credit: Bambi L. Dingman | dreamstime
Double Rainbow - double rainbow above was photographed over Harper's Lake in Louisville, Colorado.

 Credit: Gunther Können | Applied Optics
Splendid Supersun - When the sun's rays bounces off the underside of horizontally-oriented ice crystals in the air with the surrounding crystals acting as a massive concave mirror making illusion of a "supersun".

 Credit: ILAN Science Team
Sprite Sighting - They are triggered by thunderstorms and are created when lightning from thunderstorms excites the electric field in the atmosphere above the storm then sprites appear as flashes high in the sky.

Credit: NOAA | Grant W. Goodge
Haloes and Dogs – a halo with parhelia (sun dogs) on both sides of halo.

[via http://www.livescience.com]

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