January 28, 2013
Moonlight illuminates a snowy scene, surrounded by an icy halo and flanked left and right by moondogs, in this night land and skyscape made on January 17 from Lower Miller Creek, Alaska, USA. Image © Sebastian Saarloos. Used with permission.
November 22, 2012
A halo around the Moon. This fairly common sight occurs when high thin clouds containing millions of millions tiny ice crystals cover much of the sky. Image credit: Anthony Ayiomamitis (TWAN)
November 15, 2012
A magnificent Halo Display observed over Huntsville, Alabama on October 30, 2012 and associated with Superstorm Sandy‘s exhaust (upper cloud structure). Image credit: David Hathaway Used with permission.
July 8, 2011
The American flag flaps in the breeze against the backdrop of a halo around the sun at the US track and field championships in Eugene, Oregon. These rings are caused by cirrus clouds and moisture as high as 30,000 feet where the temperatures are well below freezing. The moisture turns into ice crystals, and the sunlight then reflects off these ice crystals creating a halo or ring. Photograph Don Ryan
April 29, 2011
Halo, also known as a nimbus, icebow or Gloriole, which is an optical phenomenon produced by ice crystals in cirrus clouds high in the upper troposphere.
April 8, 2011
The photo above showing an eye-catching 22-degree halo and upper tangent arc was captured just before sunset over Dayton, Ohio on January 21, 2011.
January 10, 2011
Sometimes it looks like the Sun is being viewed through a large lens. In the above case, however, there are actually billions of lenses: ice crystals. Photographer Peter Rosén
October 27, 2010
Known to weather officials call a ’22 degrees halo’ because of its circular formation at 22°, Reyaz is one of the few to have captured one of these rare sights on camera. Image credit Reyaz Limalia