June '08 by Mila Zinkova (site).
Zinkova, shown with permission
Optical effects are everywhere, we just have
to know where and how to look. This glory was
produced by water drops freshly condensed from volcanically heated water.
The shadow of Mila's head
and camera mark the anti-solar point and the bright surrounding glow is
the glory. It is probably indistinct because the water droplets had a whole range
of sizes. The IRIS simulation
below shows a glory from completely uniform droplets.