A Halo Over Fortuna


A solar halo put on a show in Fortuna. - COURTESY OF LEE ANN WALSTROM
  • Courtesy of Lee Ann Walstrom
  • A solar halo put on a show in Fortuna.
Fortuna received an especially spectacular sky show – a solar halo – this afternoon (June 5).

A solar halo is “caused by high, thin cirrus clouds drifting high above your head,” according to EarthSky, a science news site. “Tiny ice crystals in Earth’s atmosphere create the halos. They do it by refracting and reflecting the light. … (L)ike rainbows, halos around the sun – or moon – are personal. Everyone sees their own particular halo, made by their own particular ice crystals, which are different from the ice crystals making the halo of the person standing next to you.”

Did you ever capture a photo of a solar or lunar halo?

Editor's note: This report first appeared on www.kymkemp.com and is reposted here with permission.

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