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Bengalurians witness unique Sun halo; pictures go viral


Team Udayavani, May 24, 2021, 3:36 PM IST

Residents of Bengaluru witnessed a rare moment in the sky on Monday with a ‘rainbow-like halo’ appearing around the sun since morning.

Photos of the phenomenon, shared by people from across the city, have gone viral on Twitter and other social media platforms.

Samyukta Hornad took to Twitter saying, “A rainbow-like halo has encircled the sun in a perfect circle right now. Call it magic, call it true :).”

Further explaining she said, “The phenomenon is called a halo n happens because of light interacting with ice crystals in the atmosphere. Owing to its radius around the sun.”

Sun’s halo appears when the light interacts with the ice crystals around the atmosphere. It is also called ’22-degree halo’ because of its radius around the sun.

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