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Glory imaged on the morning of 20th September '08 by Michiel de Boer (Sky & Weather Photography) of The Netherlands. Image ©Michiel de Boer.

This glory in the grass - to paraphrase Wordsworth - is actually formed in the morning mist layer slightly above it.

The glory is directly opposite the sun and is produced by the mist droplets backscattering and difracting the sun's rays.

We usually see glories when looking downward from aircraft or from the sides of mountains. A glory in thin mist above grass is a rare sight.