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Halo (optical phenomenon)

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A halo is an optical phenomenon produced by light interacting with ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere, resulting in a wide variety of colored or white rings , arcs and spots in the sky. Many ha...

What makes a halo around the sun or moon? | Science Wire | EarthSky

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Nov 20, 2015 ... A ring or circle of light around the sun or moon is called a halo by ... That's why, like rainbows, halos around the sun – or moon – are personal.

What Are Sun Halos? | The Weather Channel

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Jun 26, 2014 ... In addition, the process is similar to how rainbows are formed, which is why ... The old weather saying "Ring around the moon means rain soon," contains a ... enough cirrus clouds necessary to create the circular optical effect.

Solar Halos, Sun Dogs, Sun Spokes, Rainbows - Crystalinks

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What are those colorful rings around the Sun? A corona visible ... When the sun is low, the two sundogs are located on the circle of the 22° halo. As the sun rises  ...

Rainbow Around The Sun | Life Heart and Soul

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Feb 27, 2011 ... One source says: “While meteorologists have a physical understanding of the circular rainbow around the sun, wisdom keepers of the Americas ...

22 degree Halo, 22° Halo, 22° circular Halo - Atmospheric Optics

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22° circular ... Sometimes only parts of the complete circle are visible. Much smaller coloured rings around the sun or moon are a corona produced by water ...

Rings around the Sun - NASA Science

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Oct 24, 2002 ... "I had never seen anything so huge and so perfectly circular," says Bell. ... Not only was there a halo around the Sun--the so-called "22<sup>o</sup> halo," which ... (a rainbow-colored "ice bow" arc half-encircling the zenith), sun pillars, ...

Today was the first time I saw a 22 Degree Halo, Rainbow around ...

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Today was the first time I saw a 22 Degree Halo, Rainbow around the sun. ... phenomenon, forming a circle 22° around the sun, or occasionally the moon.

A RING AROUND THE SUN OR MOON

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METEOROLOGIST JEFF HABY. WEATHER FOLKLORE: "A ring around the sun or moon, means rain or snow coming soon" APPLICABILITY: This lore most ...

Why is there a rainbow around the sun or moon? | KOMO

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Oct 4, 2006 ... Rainbow halo around the sun from Snohomish, Wash. on May 20, 2011. ... The halos (or, sometimes known as "sundogs" around the sun) are ...

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Ring Around The Sun Explained: What Causes Circular Halo ...

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May 15, 2013 ... Catch that odd ring around the sun earlier this week? ... However, the occasional sighting — similar to a rainbow — is more common in the fall, ...

Holy sun! Solar halo in Mexico causes social media frenzy - RT.com

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May 22, 2015 ... The perfect circular rainbow around the sun is actually formed by millions of tiny icy crystals in the upper atmosphere. The ice causes refraction, ...

Why does this phenomenon occur? (Circle rainbow around the sun ...

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Jun 2, 2015 ... It is not a rainbow, rather a 22° halo. The name is such because it forms a circle with a radius of approximately 22° around the Sun. Similar ...