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jo2love
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Question  Posted: 12:06 PM, May 14th (Tuesday)

Does anyone know what is going on with the circle around the sun today? It looks like a circle rainbow. (please excuse the darkness. My phone doesn't photograph the sun well.)

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Tred
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Default  Posted: 12:09 PM, May 14th (Tuesday)

It's called a solar halo.


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Default  Posted: 12:10 PM, May 14th (Tuesday)

Ice crystals in the .... um... stratosphere? (Google free guess..)


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Tred
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Default  Posted: 12:11 PM, May 14th (Tuesday)

solar halo - a luminous halo parallel to the horizon at the altitude of the sun; caused by ice crystals in the atmosphere


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simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 12:13 PM, May 14th (Tuesday)

It's just nice to see the sun. It's cold today. My question is, what is that little dot on the left side?


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Default  Posted: 12:13 PM, May 14th (Tuesday)

"Its called a halo (also a nimbus or Gloriole) and can occur around the sun, moon, or any other bright object (such as street lights).
When it appears around the sun its because sunlight is refracted by tiny ice crystals in the upper atmosphere.
It happens often on cold clear days (and often around the moon when its close to full in early spring and late fall).
You can see it on cold foggy nights around streetlamps as well."

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jo2love
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Default  Posted: 12:27 PM, May 14th (Tuesday)

Wow! You guys are fast!

Thank you very much. It is chilly here.

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Default  Posted: 12:58 PM, May 14th (Tuesday)

We've had some really powerful solar flares over the last few days with more to come. Don't be surprised to see a halo, aurora, etc.

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Default  Posted: 12:59 PM, May 14th (Tuesday)

The 'dot' is likely an internal reflection flare in the lens that took the photo.


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Default  Posted: 1:21 PM, May 14th (Tuesday)

I've been stuck inside all day with sick kids. Went to go look....note to self....don't stare at the sun.

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Default  Posted: 1:24 PM, May 14th (Tuesday)

Looks like you took a flash photograph of your own eye.


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Default  Posted: 1:25 PM, May 14th (Tuesday)

(((tcd)))

I did the samething.
I hope your kids feel better.


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Default  Posted: 1:47 PM, May 14th (Tuesday)

The 'dot' is likely an internal reflection flare in the lens that took the photo.

Party pooper! I was hoping it was a planet.


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Default  Posted: 2:13 PM, May 14th (Tuesday)


"In a time of deceit, telling the Truth is a revolutionary act."

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simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 2:20 PM, May 14th (Tuesday)

D'oh.


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Default  Posted: 11:26 PM, May 14th (Tuesday)

I think that dot is a space photobomber. It made its way into mine too.


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Default  Posted: 8:06 AM, May 15th (Wednesday)


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