broken spectre

A ring of colors surrounding the shadow of an aircraft in flight above a cloud layer. While it is visible from the air when aircraft is at a suitable angle, it can be observed from an elevated position on the ground if the sun casts a shadow of the observer onto a layer of low-lying mist or fog. Also called glory or corona.

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