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Leibniz-Institut für Troposphärenforschung

Pine Pollen Corona

Caption: This is a pine pollen corona on May 1, 2011, at near Herzberg (Brandenburg, Germany). The pollen of flowering pines forms a halo around the sun, which should be observed only with protective glasses as at a solar eclipse. Typically for pine pollen is a corona that is not circular but stretched vertically.

Credit: Photo: Manfred Heinrich, Leipzig

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