What a sight in the sky today – described by some as “a rainbow around the sun,” though the proper term is “halo.” Ice crystals in the sky create it when conditions are just right (more explanation here); the high, thin cloudiness at midday-early afternoon were also conducive. Thanks to Ben Hutchinson for the top composite image; later in the day, Don Brubeck shared the even-more-rainbow-like image below:
Summer Solstice, by the way, arrives this coming Thursday night (June 20th) at 10:04 pm. An hour before that, join West Seattle’s own skywatching (and then some) expert Alice Enevoldsen for sunset watch at Solstice Park – details here.
P.S. Right after publishing this, we noticed John Wallace III shared a link to a Facebook gallery of his sun-halo photos – see them here.
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