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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Sun Halo

Hello blog friends!

Denis and I were in Sturgeon Bay last weekend, and saw this beautiful but strange weather phenomenon, called a sun halo.  According to Wikipedia, they are formed when light is refracted from hexagonal ice crystals in high and cold cirrus clouds.  The crystals act as prisms, bending the light rays passing through them.

I thought it was really cool, and I was lucky enough to get this shot.  The halo was quite large in the sky, and I managed to get the entire thing in the frame.  This is nothing short of COOL!  (The framework in the lower left corner is part of the 200 ton gantry crane at Bay Shipbuilding Company.  We were on a tour when I noticed the halo and took the shot.)

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