Fri, 14 Jun 2013 23:41:46 GMT — Many passing through the Negaunee area were treated to a nice view in the sky Friday afternoon. A halo formed around the Sun. It was visible for at least an hour. It's difficult to get on camera, but the footage is of the National Weather Service's Doppler Radar blocking the Sun so we could get a better view of the halo. It appears similar to a rainbow, but in a full circle around the Sun. The Sun's light refracts through the ice crystals in the cirrus clouds in the atmosphere, causing a ring of color around it. The same phenomenon can also be caused by other light sources like the Moon. Seeing the Sun's light refract in the clouds is not uncommon with cirrus clouds, but a full unbroken halo is rare.
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