This page contains images of optical effects such as Moon and Sun mirages, rainbows, coronas, halos, etc. Enjoy and do not forget to look up at the sky!
Glorious rays display over the Alps and Sacra di San Michele
Sun pillar over the Po river
Lunar corona (OPOD)
Sunpot AR1520 on the rising omega Sun (Lido di Dante, 14 July 2012 – OPOD)
The Basilica of Superga, Monviso peak and alpenglow (Castagneto Po, 9 December 2012 – EPOD)
Belt of Venus from Isola d’Elba (EPOD)
Crescent Moon, Venus and glitter paths (EPOD)
Isola d’Elba crepuscolar rays (EPOD)
Lunar corona, Mars and Beehive cluster (EPOD)
Moon with corona and Jupiter (1.8.2020)
Noctulicent clouds (5.7.2020)
Belt of Venus, Earth’s shadow and anticrepuscolar ray
Admiring the lunar corona (Isola d’Elba)
Sun Halo and CZA over the “Sleeping Beauty Castle” (1st November 2011)
Crepuscular rays (Isola d’ Elba – August 2011)
Full Moon and anticrepuscular rays (Isola d’ Elba – August 2011)
Sun Pillar and the Basilica
Dramatic rays and shadows
Gibbous Moon with corona
Iridescence clouds – Captured over the National Library of Turin
Contrail shadow – Imaged after sunrise from a site close to the Fascia observatory
Circumzenithal Arc – In the skies of Turin, one hour before sunset
Sundog and contrails over the Alps – Also visible the silohuette of the Sacra di San Michele
Crepuscular rays over the Viverone lake
Green flash – At sunrise over Isola d’ Elba
Circumzenithal arc – From Isola d’ Elba
Iridescence clouds – Turin
Pumpkin Moon – Rising over Villefrance
Iridescence clouds – Turin
Sun halos – Over Turin
Rainbow over Villefranche
Cloud shadow over Turin
Belt of Venus – …and yellow Moon rising over the Alps
Contrail shadow over the Alps
Sundog over Oradea – Contributed by Marco Busi
Moon Halo – …over my house in Turin
Cloud shadows and other optics – Pictured over Villefranche after sunsrise
Grazie Annarita 😉
volevo fare un commento ma sono rimasta a bocca aperta,wow!
le cascate delle Marmore non le ricordavo cosi belle!
E sono ancora più belle di notte..tutte illuminate!
Che meraviglia!!!!! Tutte le foto sono straordinarie…….quante emozioni regala il cielo!!!!
Grazie mille 😉
thanks for your photo …
Many thanks to you 😉
Lots of great pictures. Fun to watch. Hard to pick a favorite, but the pearl clouds are magnificent.
Have a great weekend!
Many thanks for your comment Jånn, much appreciated !
Happy week end 😉
How Fantastic! I’m so glad to find your photos. We are such lovers of nature and mostly of the rare sites or the visual gifts that are for the few at the right place at the right time. Thank you for sharing!
Many thanks for your appreciation 🙂
Che foto splendide!!!! Complimenti!
Grazie mille !!
Thank you Jean 😉
wow so many chemtrails ..