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The clouds appear to form a ring around the sun -- or the moon -- when light reflects off the ice crystals and refracts by passing through them. Reading the Clouds Cirrus clouds typically appear in clear weather, but signal distant or approaching storms.


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 ...


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 ...


Are there really rings around the sun like the planet Saturn? When a person stares at the sky, sometimes they see a ring around the sun. But most people haven’t seen those rings before. The rings that encircle the sun make people curious of what causes it to appear and disappear all of a sudden.


A rainbow ring around the sun means that the sun's rays are passing through ice crystal in cirrostratus clouds at a 22-degree angle. The ring is called a halo. Cirrostratus clouds are thin high-altitude clouds composed of ice crystals.


Monday, a halo formed around the sun shining over South Florida. The CBSMiami newsroom was flooded with pictures and questions from people wondering what it is.


ANSWER: If therer is a ring around the sun or mon, it means that there is moisture in the atmosphere, thus the halo. It is an old sailors theme meaning that there is moisture on the way.


Halo (from Greek ἅλως, halōs) is the name for a family of optical phenomena produced by sunlight interacting with ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere.Halos can have many forms, ranging from colored or white rings to arcs and spots in the sky. Many of these appear near the Sun or Moon, but others occur elsewhere or even in the opposite part of the sky.


In the middle of the day around 13:30, when all the yogis were preparing for one of the yang spiral meditations on the Coronini Plateau, an unusual phenomenon occurred; a circular rainbow appeared around the sun, then a second circle of light appeared which was at the same height as the sun above the horizon.


Rings around the Sun ... (technically known as parhelia from Greek words meaning "beside the sun"). Wow! ... 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.