Rare spectacle: Rainbow-coloured sun halo sighted in Dehradun

Sun halo or ‘22 degree halo’ appears like a rainbow encircling the sun or moon at a radius of approximately 22 degrees

Rare spectacle: Rainbow-coloured sun halo sighted in Dehradun

A sun halo in seen in the sky in Dehradun, on Sunday, July 24, 2022. PTI

PTI

Dehradun, July 24

A rainbow-coloured sun halo was sighted here on Sunday afternoon prompting the residents to record the unusual visual spectacle in their mobile phones and uploading it on the social media where it soon became viral.

A rare optic phenomenon, the sun halo or ‘22 degree halo’ appears like a rainbow encircling the sun or moon at a radius of approximately 22 degrees.

It occurs due to sunlight refracting in millions of hexagonal ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere, Director Meteorological Centre Bikram Singh said.

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