Friday 12 September 2014

Skywatch Friday - View of A Halo from the Royal Palace, Bangkok

I had gone to see the Royal Palace and the Royal Monastery of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok and while touring the place I incidentally looked up towards the sky and I saw this perfect round halo around the sun.

A Halo viewed from the Royal Palace, Bangkok

Not only was the halo there but it stayed for quite some time before it vanished. It is difficult to watch towards the blazing sun either with the naked eye or through your the viewfinder but I did manage to click few photos of the halo with the spires and dragons of the Royal palace as well as Royal Monastery.

Halo around the sun from the Royal Palace, Bangkok

A halo is caused by the rays of the Sun passing through the ice crystals in the clouds and is normally visible only at a particular angle. I have always associated the halo around the Sun or the Moon as precursor to bad weather.

The Royal Monastery in Bangkok and the halo in the sky
Maybe some day I would be able to post the pictures of a halo around the moon as well!

This post is part of Skywatch Friday.

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Spare Parts and Pics said...

Amazing! I've never seen a round rainbow like this!

Anonymous said...

Wow -magnificent shots!

namaki said...

this means : rain is coming soon ! ;)

Cathy Kennedy said...

At that angle it's hard to shoot while getting the right exposure. You did a good job. I love the halo effect that you managed to capture! Great #SWF contribution!

Anil Yadav said...

Thank you Spare Parts and Pics!

Anil Yadav said...

Thank you ladyfi!

Anil Yadav said...

Yes namaki - that is what my experience also tells me that rain is going to come soon.

Anil Yadav said...

Thank you Cathy Kennedy for liking the pictures!

Anil Yadav said...

Thank you HansHB!