Sun halo shines over Cayman

A celestial phenomenon was visible over Cayman on Monday morning in the form of a sun halo, also known as a ‘sun dog.’ It appears as a circle or halo around the sun, and is caused by sunlight refracting through cirrostratus clouds in the upper atmosphere. Cirrostratus clouds are made up mostly of ice crystals, and the refraction of sunlight through the crystals has a similar effect to that of light through a prism. – PHOTO: TANEOS RAMSAY
A celestial phenomenon was visible over Cayman on Monday morning in the form of a sun halo. It appears as a circle or halo around the sun, and is caused by sunlight refracting through cirrostratus clouds in the upper atmosphere. Cirrostratus clouds are made up mostly of ice crystals, and the refraction of sunlight through the crystals has a similar effect to that of light through a prism. – PHOTO: TANEOS RAMSAY
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