A 22 degree ice halo around the Sun

A 22 degree ice halo around the Sun

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Credit: DR JEREMY BURGESS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Photograph of a twenty two degree diameter ice halo around the Sun. The halo is a fairly common phenomenon, caused by the refraction of sunlight through tiny hexagonal ice crystals in the upper atmosphere. It has a bluish outer ring and a reddish inner ring.

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Keywords: 22 degree, around sun, atmospheric effect, climate, effects, halo, ice halo, meteorology, sun, weather

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