Parhelion is a projection environment sited at Villa Montalvo’s Love Temple during the Starry Starry Night program. Realtime images of the Sun from satellite observatories are cast on the ceiling of the temple structure providing a low and ambient light near and around the structure.. This video installation allows visitors to do the extraordinary: stare into the intricacies of the Sun throughout the night.

Parhelion is a collaborative production. Team members: Thomas Asmuth: lead, video, and logistics. Sarah Lowe: materials and installation. Ethan Miller: code. James Morgan: telemetry. Wayne and Rebecca Madsen: code.