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Massive 'Sun Halo' mesmerises Rameswaram; Video goes viral


Chennai, Aug 03: Residents of Rameswaram were mesmerised to see a "solar halo" appear in the skies on Monday. Locals enjoyed the spectacle in the sky for more than half an hour.

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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 video of the unusual phenomenon has quickly taken over social media.

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The phenomenon was not "very rare" and occurs whenever there is moisture laden Cirrus clouds in the sky near or around the sun and is a local phenomenon.

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    According to earthskay halos only occur in Polar regions or countries with very cold winters. Their frequency depends on the frequency of cirrus coverage and whether it has had a history such that it contains halo forming crystals. The latter is hard to predict.

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