Thunder Bay Sun Halo by Graeme Elchuk

Photo of the Week for March 8, 2019

Thunder Bay Sun Halo by Graeme ElchukCreated when tiny ice crystals of the type that form cirrus clouds refract sunlight, halos are common during winter days. The phenomenon is also known by the prosaic name “22-degree-halo,” since the ring encircles the Sun at an angular distance of 22 degrees.

This well-composed scene was captured by Graeme Elchuk on the afternoon of February 9, from Thunder Bay, Ontario. He used an iPhone X for the shot.

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