Many of us got calls, sms’s and emails to say “Go look at the sun!” If you don’t know what the strange ring around the sun is… have a look below.
A ring that forms around the sun often called a halo.
It is said to be caused by the scattering of sunlight by tiny ice crystals very high in the atmosphere. Clouds of ice crystals high in the atmosphere are named cirrus clouds, or cirrostratus if they form a layer. These often form in front of warm fronts that bring rain.
So, a halo around the Sun is often a warning that rain that may arrive.