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Watch: Magnificent ‘Sun halo’ delights Bengaluru residents

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Bengaluru, May 26: A bright 'Halo' around the sun was spotted in the sky around noon in Bengaluru on Monday. Locals enjoyed the spectacle in the sky, which looked as colourful as the colour of a rainbow.

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What is Sun Halo?

Sun Halo, a celestial phenomenon of a perfect ring with the sun at the centre had many wondering if it was a Supernatural phenomenon. The phenomenon popularly known as the 22 degree circular halo of the Sun or occasionally the Moon (also called a moon ring or winter halo), occurs when the Sun's or Moon's rays get deflected/ refracted through the hexagonal ice crystals present in cirrus clouds.

It's a very common phenomenon in the cold countries. But in our countries it's occurrence is rare and cannot be predicted.

It occurs whenever there is moisture laden Cirrus clouds in the sky near or around the sun and is a local phenomenon. The video of the unusual phenomenon has quickly taken over social media.

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