Corona around the sun

    Bright corona around the sun.   The central aureole fringed with yellow and red is intensely bright. A second ring is just visible indicating that the cloud droplets all had similar diameters because a small variation in drop sizes reduces the visibility of the rings.

Imaged by Michael Ellestad in Adams County, Ohio on 22nd October '01.  

©2002 Michael Ellestad, used with permission.