Thursday, March 27, 2014

YQR Glory: Atmospheric Optics Picture of the Day

In January, I flew from Regina to Vancouver and back, and was awed in both directions by the strange circles of light traced across the clouds beneath the plane. 

These were glories — rainbow rings that travellers by plane may see, if their plane and seat position is directly opposite that of the sun. 

Even more magical: Seeing a rare sunset glory as our plane descending through the cloud bank to the Regina International Airport at the end of the trip. 

That's my photo of a glory above YQR - Regina International Airport! (Thanks, Les Cowley!) 

And today! My photos of glories are featured on Les Cowley's Atmospheric Optics Photo of the Day. Which is fantastic, because you can not only see the photos, but also explanations of what a glory is. 

The permanent link for my pix of lovely sky sighting, the YQR glory, is at And, for more on the story behind seeing this glory, visit my blog at!

What is this? My photo of a rare sunset glory, on Atmospheric Optics (
Location: Landing at the Regina International Airport, Saskatchewan
Photo dates: January 25, 2014. 


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