In the sky over South Arizona observed a rare solar halo

Residents of South Arizona, USA, on Sunday, November 12, observed in the sky 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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