Sun halo dazzles in sky over Costa Rica
Did you see it?
The Saturday morning sky above Costa Rica’s Central Valley featured a (relatively) rare optical phenomenon known as a sun halo or 22 degree halo.
Halo Solar: efecto óptico causado por partículas de hielo en suspensión en la troposfera que refractan la luz haciendo un espectro de colores alrededor del Sol. Procesos de reflexión y refracción de los pequeños cristales de hielo que constituyen las nubes altas tipo cirrus. pic.twitter.com/y5shqwoMrE
— IMN, Costa Rica (@IMNCR) May 11, 2019
According to the National Meteorological Institute (IMN), the halo is an optical effect caused by suspended ice particles in the troposphere that refract light by making a spectrum of colors around the sun.
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