LS.0079-00Balcony Camp on the West Rib of Denali underneath a display of ice crystal optics. A 22° halo, a parhelia or sun dog, the parhelic circle, and perhaps a hint of the Lowitz Arc (note that the Parhelia is not on the 22° halo, and that faint arcs emmanate up and down from the parhelia.) Denali National Park, Alaska.
LS.0080-00Atmospheric ice crystal displays seen from 16,300' Balcony Camp on the West Rib of Denali. The parhelic circle (through the sun), the 22 halo and the 46 halo (around the sun) and a pair of bright parhelia or sun dogs (on either side). Mt. Foraker and Kahiltna Dome are visible in bottom of the frame. Denali National Park Alaska.
LS.0062-00An exceptional show of ice halos. A pair of parhelia (sun dogs), the 22 degree halo, the parhelic circle, several subhelic arcs (inside the prominent 22 degree halo), a prominent lower sun pillar, a weak upper tangent arc, a pair of subparhelia, and perhaps even a hint of the subparhelic circle. Sunburst Mtn, Kenai Mountains, Alaska.
AK.3062-16Ice crystals driven by high wind cause a sun pillar, parhelic circle and sun dogs, (parhelia). Wales. Bering Strait. Alaska