Amazing sun halos captured around the world

A sun halo is an optical phenomenon

produced by ice crystals creating colored or white arcs and spots in

the sky. Many are near the sun or moon but others are elsewhere and even

in the opposite part of the sky. Commonly referred to as a 22-degree halo, it forms a ring exactly 22-degrees from the sun.


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A woman walks on a street with her umbrella as an atmospheric phenomenon known as a "sun dog" is seen in the sky over Havana April 12, 2013. The rare halo around the sun is caused by the refraction of sunlight by small ice crystals in the atmosphere. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan (CUBA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT) - RTXYJDY
A woman walks on a street with her umbrella as an atmospheric phenomenon known as a "sun dog" is seen in the sky over Havana
A woman walks on a street with her umbrella as an atmospheric phenomenon known as a "sun dog" is seen in the sky over Havana April 12, 2013. The rare halo around the sun is caused by the refraction of sunlight by small ice crystals in the atmosphere. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan (CUBA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT) - RTXYJDY
An atmospheric phenomenon known as a "sun dog" is seen in the sky over Havana, April 12, 2013. The rare halo around the sun is caused by the refraction of sunlight by small ice crystals in the atmosphere. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan (CUBA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT) - RTXYJEA
An atmospheric phenomenon known as a "sun dog" is seen in the sky over Havana
An atmospheric phenomenon known as a "sun dog" is seen in the sky over Havana, April 12, 2013. The rare halo around the sun is caused by the refraction of sunlight by small ice crystals in the atmosphere. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan (CUBA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT) - RTXYJEA
A bird is perched on barbed wire that surrounds the Jilava prison near Bucharest February 28, 2013. A visit to the prison, part of a conference on drug abuse in prisons and its relation to the rise of HIV-AIDS, was organized to meet inmates who are part of a project in which they receive therapeutic help to overcome their problems with narcotics. The conference is organized by the Council of Europe and Romania's National Anti-drug Agency. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel (ROMANIA - Tags: TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY HEALTH DRUGS SOCIETY CRIME LAW) - RTR3EEJ7
A bird is perched on barbed wire that surrounds the Jilava prison near Bucharest
A bird is perched on barbed wire that surrounds the Jilava prison near Bucharest February 28, 2013. A visit to the prison, part of a conference on drug abuse in prisons and its relation to the rise of HIV-AIDS, was organized to meet inmates who are part of a project in which they receive therapeutic help to overcome their problems with narcotics. The conference is organized by the Council of Europe and Romania's National Anti-drug Agency. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel (ROMANIA - Tags: TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY HEALTH DRUGS SOCIETY CRIME LAW) - RTR3EEJ7
A halo, an optical phenomenon that appears around the Sun, is seen in Khartoum August 18, 2012. REUTERS/ Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah (SUDAN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT) - RTR36Y71
A halo, an optical phenomenon that appears around the Sun, is seen in Khartoum
A halo, an optical phenomenon that appears around the Sun, is seen in Khartoum August 18, 2012. REUTERS/ Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah (SUDAN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT) - RTR36Y71
A man poses for photos as solar halo is seen in the sky of Brasilia September 30, 2011. This weather phenomenon creates rainbows around the sun, and according to meteorologist, halo is formed by the reflection of ice crystals. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR2S1UT
A man poses for photos as solar halo is seen in the sky of Brasilia
A man poses for photos as solar halo is seen in the sky of Brasilia September 30, 2011. This weather phenomenon creates rainbows around the sun, and according to meteorologist, halo is formed by the reflection of ice crystals. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR2S1UT
A halo, an optical phenomenon that appears around the Sun, is photographed in Medan in Indonesia's North Sumatra province September 22, 2008. REUTERS/Y.T. Haryono (INDONESIA) - RTX8SUD
A halo, an optical phenomenon that appears around the Sun, is photographed in Medan
A halo, an optical phenomenon that appears around the Sun, is photographed in Medan in Indonesia's North Sumatra province September 22, 2008. REUTERS/Y.T. Haryono (INDONESIA) - RTX8SUD
A halo from the sun appears around one of the statues in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican September 18, 2006. The Vatican opened its secret archives on the papacy of Pius XI between 1922 and 1939 on Monday and said unjust opinions concerning its relations with Jews in the pre-World War Two period would be overturned. REUTERS/Max Rossi (VATICAN) - RTR1HGNA
A halo from the sun appears around one of the statues in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican
A halo from the sun appears around one of the statues in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican September 18, 2006. The Vatican opened its secret archives on the papacy of Pius XI between 1922 and 1939 on Monday and said unjust opinions concerning its relations with Jews in the pre-World War Two period would be overturned. REUTERS/Max Rossi (VATICAN) - RTR1HGNA

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