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Sun halo

11 Jan 2009, 23:08 UTC
Sun halo
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I didn’t have a chance to see the full moon due to clouds and snow but,I WAS treated to a icebow,which is a atmospheric phenomenon caused by light being refracted by ice crystals high in the atmosphere.Seeing the halo was by chance as I had decided to step outside to get a breath of fresh air when I suddenly saw a very bright sundog.
In a short period of time (5-10 minutes) the sundog grew into a halo which brightened and became more colorful as time wore on .

Image credit:Andrerw

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