Sun Halo Seen In The Skies Over WMass

May 18th, 2013 at 9:13 pm by under Weather

If you saw what you thought looked like a rainbow around the sun Saturday afternoon you weren’t alone. 22News received numerous calls and e-mails from people who saw it.
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It’s actually what is known as a  sun halo or sometimes called an  icebow.

It’s created when light is  reflected and  refracted by the  ice crystals in the clouds.

The light splits up into different colors forming a ring around the sun.

 

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