Yes, I can see your halo

Coming back from work a while ago I looked up and saw this incredible sight. I had seen a sun halo before, but had never tried to take a photo of it, sometimes because I thought I could see it only through my sunglasses and other times because I had nothing to take a photo with. This time I tried catching the halo with my phone and it worked (see here) and then rushed home to take this mediocre photo with my camera.

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Sun halos are caused by ice crystals in clouds, typically cirrus or cirrostratus clouds. This means that when you see a halo, it most probably is going to rain in the next 24 hours, as the clouds that carry ice crystals also forerun a frontal system.

 

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