Awesome solar halo in the Philippines

In the sky over the city of Ubay in the Philippine province of Bohol, located on the same name island, on Wednesday, May 16, observed an amazing and rare atmospheric phenomenon – the solar halo.

The halo appears around the disk of the Sun at a time when small ice crystals in the Earth’s atmosphere refract sunlight. The halo is usually associated with the presence of cirrus clouds at an altitude of 5-10 km in the upper layers of the troposphere, or with ice fog. The radiance of the ring around the sun can be of different colors – from white to the color of the rainbow.

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