Arc of Lowitz in Prehistoric Time

 

A Lowitz arc is an optical phenomenon that occurs in the atmosphere; specifically, it is a rare type of ice crystal halo that forms a luminous arc which extends inwards from a sun dog (parhelion) and may continue above or below the sun.

"Sun Dog Painting" (Vädersolstavlan)
"Sun Dog Painting" (Vädersolstavlan)

depicting Stockholm in 1535 and the celestial phenomenon at the time interpreted as an ominous presage

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Circumzenithal arc, supralateral arc
Circumzenithal arc, supralateral arc

Credits: Joseph Thiebes, CC BY-SA 3.0

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Johann Tobias Lowitz (1757 - 1804)
Johann Tobias Lowitz (1757 - 1804)

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"Sun Dog Painting" (Vädersolstavlan)
"Sun Dog Painting" (Vädersolstavlan)

depicting Stockholm in 1535 and the celestial phenomenon at the time interpreted as an ominous presage

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 Sun dogs at sunset, New Ulm, USA

Credits Erik Axdahl ( CC BY-SA 2.5)

The Carnac Alignments - Part 4 - Cromlechs & Mythology

 

In conclusion of the 3 previous videos our speaker interprets the site of Carnac and the European cromlechs (circles of stones) in the light of Egyptian mythology and the study of the arcs of Lowitz.