Light pillars, diamond dust and sun dogs ahoy. Who knew?
The reason for the bump was someone suggested your substack as respite from all the political #&?#. I'm grateful to you
I'm a science idiot, Mike, so I'm going to believe you regardless, especially because I don't think it will do harm. Interesting stuff!
Stunning collection of pix. Reminds me of the Augsburg Book of Miracles, but with science!
Beautiful pics and a fantastic explanation. Now I just need to see for myself!
Wow, that moon pillar is magical! Thank you for sharing.
This is so interesting! Do you have any insight on what could have caused the spiral anomaly in Norway? https://dubaikhalifas.com/what-is-this-mysterious-spiral-anomaly-in-the-norwegian-sky/
Articulated with panache, honesty and more than a dash of humility - superb..!
Sticking with diamond dust, wowing, and awing.
So fun to read about this! That sun halo + sundogs (which auto-correct wants to turn into "sundaes"; I'll take one of those, too) was truly overwhelming. I've seen a few since, but not as distinct and definitely not that big. And you are absolutely correct -- learning the science of why they happen made them *much* cooler and more mysterious, not less.
Would love to read more about the "learning science makes everything more mysterious" effect, actually. I don't think I'll ever not be an atheist, but deeply researching millions of years of bipedal evolution got me closer to believing in a creator than church ever did. Everything really is amazing!