An otherworldly lunar display captured two weeks ago (in three combined exposures) above Manitoba, Canada – moonlight refracted, reflected and diffused by millions of falling ice crystals. To wit:
colourful rings are a corona caused by quantum diffraction by small drops of water or ice near the direction of the Moon. Outside of that, a 22-degree halo was created by moonlight refracting through six-sided cylindrical ice crystals. To the sides are moon dogs, caused by light refracting through thin, flat, six-sided ice platelets as they flittered toward the ground. Visible at the top and bottom of the 22-degree halo are upper and lower tangent arcs, created by moonlight refracting through nearly horizontal hexagonal ice cylinders. A few minutes later, from a field just off the road to work, the halo and arcs had disappeared, the sky had returned to normal — with the exception of a single faint moon.
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Image: Brent Mckean)
A rare combination of solar halos (22° circular halo, false suns or sundogs [parhelia] and sun pillars) photographed last Friday lunchtime at Utendal in Sweden by Magnus Edback.
A limited edition full sized replica of the
Halo Needler weapon from Neca Toys.
Toy Story said it best:
Oh, great. If anyone attacks we can blink em’ to death.
A timelapse created from over 1400 photographs of the making of a replica
Halo 4 Needler rifle by Harrison Krix of Volpin Props, from blueprints to the finished piece.
Full process on Adam and Jamie’s
Half an hour of
Halo-based Lego animation you say? Well, all right. If you insist.
Alex Kobbs sez:
In this epic game of capture the flag, the blue and red team fight on the shores of Zanzibar. Setting the record for the longest and most elaborate brick-film ever made based on Halo, this film is the accomplishment of over 6 years of production and hundreds of dollars worth of bricks.