Heiligenschein

Heiligenschein

Date

4 October 2010
Location

Parc Menai, Bangor

SH 54080 69938 53.20640°N, 4.18631°W

Further Information

The Heiligenschein (Holy light) is a bright patch around the shadow of the oberserver’s head. It is caused by dew drops on the grass roughly focusing the sun’s light onto the blades. Some of the light scattered from these bright spots is then returned through the drops back towards the observer.

Heiligenschein mechanism (Atmospheric Optics)

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