Look Up, There's a Mysterious Rainbow Ring Around The Sun!


Are you someone who is enamoured by celestial events? Do you wake up early on trips just to catch the sunrise? Can you be seen running breathlessly as you chase the sunset? Then you need to take a look at this rare phenomenon that has brought Bangaloreans out on their rooftops and balconies today.

The Sun has its own halo!

There’s a mysterious rainbow ring all around the Sun and it looks absolutely magical!

(C) Dayanand_Prithvi via Twitter

Photo of Bangalore, Karnataka, India by Saumiabee

Here's a video of what the Sun halo looks like:

Known as the Sun Halo, this rare occurrence is caused due to light refracting from ice crystals in the atmosphere. The refraction creates a fascinating prism effect that makes a ring of light precisely 22 degrees away from The Sun. This leads to the formation of a halo that appears to be dressed in the colours of the rainbow. This is surely not something that you get to see everyday!

But what does it mean?

According to an urban myth, a halo around The Sun signifies the impending end of the world. However, considering that the halo has been seen in other parts of the world before, this is only a legend meant to entertain. So it is nothing you should be worrying about!

Don't forget to wear your mask if you are rushing outside to behold this magical sight for yourself.

Can you see this ring from your city too? Tell us in the comment section below!

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