By Ed Stockard

Departing Summit Station

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark II
State/Province/Region
OT
Country
GL
Nearest Area
top of the Greenland ice sheet
Town
Summit Station
Brief Directions

You need to be a scientist with a National Science Foundation grant or support staff that operate the station to get here. There is no other possibility unless you have more money than you know what to do with! Summit Station is staffed year around and lies on top of the Greenland ice sheet at ~10,600 feet.

Description

Super fat tire bicycle required to ride snow. Heading into the sun with fine fine optics. A 22 degree halo rings the sun with parhelia (or sundogs) leading into a parahelic arc which will at times circle the sky behind this view. A faint 46 degree arc touches the bottom of a bright circumzenithal arc appearing like an upside down rainbow. There is so much "diamond dust" or ice crystals in the air that the sky is only very faintly blue.

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Date Added
May 4, 2012
Date Taken
April 5, 2012

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