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There must be a new Pope! Heavenly pictures show the sun ringed by a HALO

This incredible halo around the Sun was captured by a Russian photographer as she travelled across the Tibetan desert


cloud 1: 1 cirrus, 2 cirrostratus, 3 cirrocumulus, 4 altostratus, 5 altocumulus, 6 stratocumulus, 7 nimbostratus, 8 cumulus, 9 cumulonimbus, 10 stratus

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Cloud types

different types of clouds - next, find out why they are the way they are and what to expect the weather to do


Lunar Halo Ring Around the Moon is caused by the refraction, reflection, and dispersion of light through ice particles suspended within thin, wispy, high altitude cirrus or cirrostratus clouds.

from Live Science

Strange & Shining: Gallery of Mysterious Night Lights

The "halo cloud" was just an optical illusion caused by sunlight hitting a cloud at just the right angle. The cloud's round shape is likely what is known as a hole-punch cloud. These clouds occur within cirrostratus clouds, which are often composed of ice crystals and drops of water that are below freezing temperature but still in liquid form. When cirrostratus clouds are disturbed by planes or strong winds, the droplets can freeze instantly or evaporate, the latter of which will form the…


The 7 Most Bizarre Natural Phenomena Caught on Camera

A circumhorizontal arc is an ice-halo formed by the refraction of sun- or moonlight in plate-shaped ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere, typically in cirrus or cirrostratus clouds. As with all halos, it can be caused by the Sun as well as the Moon. The misleading term "fire rainbow" is sometimes used to describe this phenomenon, although it is neither a rainbow, nor related in any way to fire. More