Eye in the Sky

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We saw this interesting optical phenomenon around the sun yesterday. It’s called a halo, or 22° halo if you want to be technical. The striking effect is caused by the scattering of light by ice crystals in the high level clouds – probably cirrostratus.

It looks a bit like a huge eye staring ominously down at you from above – like something from a science fiction movie or The Lord of the Rings.

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