Glory and 737 Shadow

Glory and 737 Shadow

As the plane descended, an otherwise drab deck of ragged stratocumulus took on this optical glory, which of course followed the apparently expanding shadow of the Boeing 737 all the way into the top of the cloud layer.  For an explanation of how the phenomenon works, check out a previous entry featuring a glory seen from too high above its causative clouds to make out the shadow.

over northern IL (11 Oct 13) Looking NW

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