Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Ring/Halo Around The Sun

Had Sophie for a walk around Point Pleasant Park yesterday.
I had noticed that the light was a little subdued and different,
so I looked up and noticed this huge ring/halo around the sun,
almost like a circular rainbow.

I googled this phenomena and found this on

"The ring around the sun or moon is caused by ice crystals within thin cirrus clouds. The refraction causes light to shine into a ring. Cirrus clouds are generally the first layer of clouds that are seen as a storm system approaches."

So there you have it folks......the science behind it.


  1. I have never seen anything like it! I did once see low cloud with huge bulbous " lumps" drooping down from it……just looked it up again…." mammatus cloud". Very weird!

  2. Have never seen that except for sun dogs in the winter when it's cold as hell.

  3. We sometimes get sun dogs in winter, and they are beautiful - as is yours. Once we also got an upside-down rainbow (called a circumzenithal arc) in winter.

  4. I don't think I've ever seen that. It's pretty incredible.

  5. Love learning the science behind all kinds of things, Jim! Thanks for sharing this lovely photo!


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