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www.reference.com/science/ring-around-sun-called-ef04fd09...

When a ring appears in the sky around the sun, it is called a halo. Halos have also been observed around the moon in the night sky. A halo appears around the sun when thin cirrus clouds containing tiny ice crystals occur above about 20,000 feet.

earthsky.org/space/what-makes

A large ring or circle of light around the sun or moon is called a 22-degree halo by scientists. Robert Green of London caught this glorious solar halo on August 12, 2017, from Suðuroy, Faroe ...

www.huffpost.com/entry/ring-around-the-sun-2013_n_3279175

Many people in the New York tri-state area spotted the circular halo, but the phenomenon is by no means limited to a specific area and is often seen around the world. So what is it? Also known as a 22 degree halo or a sun halo, the ring is caused by sunlight passing through ice crystals in cirrus ...

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The bright ring around the sun is called the halo. A halo can befound around any object with light like the moon or sun. Go. science math history literature technology health law business All Sections

www.universetoday.com/18568/ring-around-the-sun

One of the most common ones is called a 22° halo. They get this name because the ring is located 22 degrees away from the Sun itself. Both the Sun and the Moon block a 1/2 degree region of the ...

myfox8.com/2014/05/20/whats-that-rainbow-ring-around-the-sun

If you looked up at the sun today, you may have noticed a rainbow ring around the sun. We received several photos of the ring. But what is it? It's commonly referred to as a 22-degree halo, or a ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halo_(optical_phenomenon)

Among the best-known halos is the 22° halo, often just called "halo", which appears as a large ring around the Sun or Moon with a radius of about 22° (roughly the width of an outstretched hand at arm's length).The ice crystals that cause the 22° halo are oriented semi-randomly in the atmosphere, in contrast to the horizontal orientation required for some other halos such as sun dogs ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/22°_halo

A 22° halo is an optical phenomenon that belongs to the family of ice crystal halos, in the form of a ring with a radius of approximately 22° around the Sun or Moon.When visible around the moon, it is called a moon ring or winter halo. It forms as the sun- or moonlight is refracted in millions of hexagonal ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere. The halo is large; the radius is roughly the ...

weather.com/news/news/sun-halos-florida-20140416

Weather Forecasting: What Do Sun Halos Mean? The old weather saying "Ring around the moon means rain soon," contains a little bit of truth. Because halos need ice crystals in order to form, ice ...

science.nasa.gov/.../science-at-nasa/2002/24oct_sunrings

Not only was there a halo around the Sun--the so-called "22 o halo," which sky watchers often see--but also there was an enormous ring of light running parallel to the horizon at the same altitude as the sun. It was like a giant angel's halo suspended above my town, interrupted every 120 o by a brighter splash of light (more "mock suns"). "That's the complete parhe...