Drawings of Arctic Lights

December 13, 2008

from Sir Sir William Edward Parry’s “Journal of a Voyage for the Discover of a North-West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific performed in the years 1819-20, in His Majesty’s Ships HECLA and GRIPER…”

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A halo around the moon.

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A column of light under the sun.

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Refracted hummocks of ice.

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A halo with parhelia, observed around the sun.

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Parhelia situated outside the halo

posted by Lily