Sun halo

Sun halo

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Caption: Sun halo. Eroded rock pinnacle obscuring the sun. The ring of light around the sun is a halo. This optical phenomenon is caused by refraction of sunlight by ice crystals in high level clouds. Photographed in the Sahara Desert, near Tamanrasset, Algeria.

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