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    Rainbow around the sun.

    Has anyone witnessed this phenomenom? Has anyone got any photo's of it. Can anyone explain it?
    Despite my best googling efforts, i cannot find any decent explanation. I can find some good photos, but i think they may be doctored. The reason i ask is because i saw this phenomenom on the 15th of this month, and took some photos of it. I have a bog standard point and shoot camera, and whilst i was pointing and shooting, i could see nothing but very bright sunlight. I have now downloaded them, and the results are way better than i expected, in so far as i can see quite clearly the rainbow/halo around the sun. The photos were taken around 1 pm, and within 30 minutes the "mirage" had gone. At one point, there was a semi double halo, which i didnt photograph. I also took video, but it didn't turn out.

    Here is a photo of what i mean.
    Halo around the sun near Griffith, Indiana - WGN Weather Center Blog

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    It's animbus caused by h2o in upper atmosphere refacting into prismatic array

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    I just checked wiki and there are other names but basicaly like chunks of ice in aglass

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soi Source
    It's animbus caused by h2o in upper atmosphere refacting into prismatic array
    Are you sure?
    Looked like a big eyeball looking down.

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    Saw one in Sri Lanka & one here in UK last winter. Apparently it's to do with ice crystals in the atmosphere splitting light into a spectrum.

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    Here you go, it sounds like you are talking about a 22 halo:

    22° halo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I've only seen one once, it was quite lovely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soi Source
    caused by h2o in upper atmosphere refacting into prismatic array

    Quote Originally Posted by Soi Source
    basicaly like chunks of ice in aglass

    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzy Bob
    Apparently it's to do with ice crystals in the atmosphere splitting light into a spectrum.
    So. We have the sun shining through ice crystals just north of the equator at mid-day, into my eyeballs. Presumably the ice/ water is so low in the sky that the refraction of sunlight is only visible to my own eyes?
    I'm really not trying to be a smart arse, i hold up all my hands and say i do not know. But i aint read nor heard anything other than it was THE eyeball in the sky.

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    Couple of pictures I took of the rainbow sun a year or so ago.




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    Damn! I always thought that was caused by hogging the joint!

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    Thats freaky

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    Seen the moon halo effect several times on cold frosty nights in blighty, but not the sun..looks interesting!

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    Saw it on Samui in 2001-02? Friends called and told me to go outside. Holy sh*t! It seemed to cover the whole sky. Fantastic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon
    It seemed to cover the whole sky. Fantastic!
    22 halos don't do that. Maybe a 46 one might look like that?

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    Chang?

    <quote>"But i aint read nor heard anything other than it was THE eyeball in the sky."</quote>

    I thought you had stopped drinking Chang? MH.

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    It happens in Pattaya a couple of times each year

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    ice crystals??

    I was there and saw it too. Checked on the internet and found the same ice crystal explanation. Will not believe that any ice was in the air.

    Only 14 more posts and I'll get in touch Chumphon man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slackula View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon
    It seemed to cover the whole sky. Fantastic!
    22 halos don't do that. Maybe a 46 one might look like that?
    hehehe Have no idea. All I know is it looked like a UFO landing and seemed quite close. Covered the whole sky area that I could see.

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    Looks so cool..

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    Quote Originally Posted by satapadak
    Will not believe that any ice was in the air.
    Why not?

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    Tis the sun shining out of gods arse.

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