This is a page of photos of rainbows, solar halos and sun dogs that I photographed between September and November 2013. Go here for my second page for December 2013 through January 2014. I had previously posted most of these photos on Facebook. Click on images to enlarge.
CONTENTS: September 2013 / October 2013 / November 2013 / December 2013 / January 2014 / February 2014 / March 2014 / April 2014 / May 2014 / June 2014 / July 2014
The above photos of the solar halo of September 9, 2013 were taken just one day after the conjunction of the Moon and Venus. I took these photos after about 6:00 PM of apparent sun dogs on both sides of the Sun with my smartphone camera while returning home from the movies in Hingham, MA. This was about seven or so hours after I photographed the solar halo from Quincy, MA. The clouds thickened somewhat during the afternoon then thinned again enough for these photos.
Photos of a sun dog taken September 15, 2013 from Arlington Heights, MA.
Photos of a solar halo taken September 20, 2013 from Arlington Heights, MA.
Photos of a sun dog and solar halo taken October 19, 2013 taken from central Massachusetts.
Photos and panoramas of a spectacular double rainbow and sunset taken October 22, 2013 from Arlington Heights, MA.
Photos of a circumzenithal arc taken November 4, 2013. I took these photos of a rainbow looking somewhat below the zenith from Quincy, MA at about 3:25-3:30 PM that day. Sunset was at 4:33 PM according to my Weather Channel app on my smartphone. It is the first time I ever remember seeing this type of rainbow. I therefore did some on-line research into this and I think this article is relevant.
Photos of a sun dog taken November 4, 2013 from Milton, MA and Readville, MA (a section of Hyde Park in Boston, MA) just a half hour or so after photographing the circumzenithal arc shown above.
Photos of a solar hslo taken November 14, 2013 from Arlington Heights, MA.
Photos of sun dogs taken November 15 and 20, 2013 from Arlington Heights and Quincy, MA, respectively.
Photos of a sun dog taken November 21, 2013 from Arlington Heights, MA.
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Page modified July 8, 2014.