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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 scientists.

22 Degree Halo: a ring of light 22 degrees from the sun or moon

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A halo is a ring of light surrounding the sun or moon. Most halos appear as bright white rings but in some instances, the dispersion of light as it passes through ...

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 ...

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

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The halo is always the same diameter regardless of its position in the sky. ... Much smaller coloured rings around the sun or moon are a corona produced by ...

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

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May 22, 2015 ... The ring around the sun could be seen in three Mexican cities, including the capital, Mexico City, local media reported. While the weather ...

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

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A solar halo - also known as a nimbus, icebow or gloriole - is an optical phenomenon produced by ice crystals ... What are those colorful rings around the Sun?

What's that ring around the sun? - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis ...

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Sep 11, 2015 ... Today Kassandra Wright sent us a photo she took of what she considered to be strange sight, a ring around the sun. She wondered just what it ...

Parhelions or Sun Dogs - HyperPhysics

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The familiar 22° halo around the Sun or Moon occurs because of refraction in tiny hexagonal ice crystals in the air. With the 60° apex angle of the prism formed ...

Moon Halo - HyperPhysics

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Moon Halo. The familiar 22° halo around the Sun or Moon occurs because of refraction in tiny hexagonal ice crystals in the air. With the 60° apex angle of the ...

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What Are Sun Halos? | The Weather Channel

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Jun 26, 2014 ... How are they different from sun dogs? ... The old weather saying "Ring around the moon means rain soon," contains a little bit of truth. Because ...

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? Many ...

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 ...