aspects of glories seen during the same
flight by Nik Szymanek (astrophotography
When the aircraft is a short distance above the clouds its shadow
looms large and the glory can be seen to surround the point where
you are seated. When the clouds are far below the aircraft the shadow
is hardly visible. However, the glory's angular
size depends only on the diameters of the cloud droplets,
the distance of the cloud has no effect on how large it looks.
Images ©Nik Szymanek,
shown with permission.