Polar halo, 19th Century illustration

Polar halo, 19th Century illustration

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Credit: COLLECTION ABECASIS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Polar halo. 1886 illustration depicting a halo in the sky near the North Pole. A halo is an optical phenomenon caused by light being reflected and refracted by ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere.

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