Pics: Rare Sun Halo Sighted In Dehradun

Pics: Rare Sun Halo Sighted In Dehradun

On Sunday, a rainbow-colored sun halo was seen here. Residents captured the sight on their smartphones and uploaded it to social media.

Rare optic phenomena, the sun-halo (or ’22 degree’ halo) appears as a rainbow around the sun and moon with a radius approximately 22 degrees.

This happens because sunlight is reflecting off millions of hexagonal crystals suspended in atmosphere. Director Meteorological Centre Bikram Sin said.

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