Last week, residents of Delhi were sharing stunning photos of trees and streets covered with the beautiful Amaltas blossoms and turning everything a vibrant hue of yellow. Now, the city of Bengaluru is witnessing a phenomenon known as the ‘sun halo’ due to which a circular ring is being seen around the Sun resembling a pale rainbow, reports Times Now News.
It is said to be a predictor of upcoming rainfall. Take a look at all the brilliant visuals shared by Bengaluru residents on Twitter.
Bangalore Halo Sun today. Not rare.
A ring around the Sun or Moon
means rain or snow is coming soon.
A Sun halo is caused by the refraction, reflection, and dispersion of light through ice particles suspended within cirrus or cirrostratus clouds.
It is called as Halo Sun. pic.twitter.com/8TbcAMYdAV
— Srihari Jwalapuram (@Srilooksin) May 24, 2021
According to the Farmers’ Almanac, it is “caused by the refraction, reflection, and dispersion of light through ice particles suspended within thin, wispy, high altitude cirrus or cirrostratus clouds. As light passes through these hexagon-shaped ice crystals, it is bent at a 22° angle, creating a circular halo around the Sun.”
A rainbow-like halo has encircled the sun in a perfect circle right now.
Call it magic, call it true 🙂
— Samyukta Hornad (@samyuktahornad) May 24, 2021
A Flattering Phenomenon:
Today, at 12noon, a rare sun halo was seen all across the Bangalore Sky, which left Bangaloreans awestruck! Reason-ice particles suspended in the air within the cirrus clouds, which are bent at a 22 degree angle forming a halo around the Sun #sunhalo #sun pic.twitter.com/AiOxetZYJz
— Jayakar Rao 🇮🇳 (Wear Mask|Stay Safe) (@Jayakar_rao) May 24, 2021
— Zona Glomerulosa (@SnapperSurgeon) May 24, 2021
Sun Halo above our apartment today – captured by my neighbor. pic.twitter.com/yIFRKCdKEr
— Satish G (@gsatishk1) May 24, 2021
— Varsha Raj (@VarshaRaj_14) May 24, 2021
— Ravichandran (@NRC_Tweets) May 24, 2021
— Kiran Jonnalagadda (@jackerhack) May 24, 2021
— Rajat Navarathna (@rajatnavarathna) May 24, 2021
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— sri krishna varanasi (@krishna_twiing) May 24, 2021
— akhila deshpande (@akhiladeshpande) May 24, 2021
— Anantha-Infinity (@Ananthaforu) May 24, 2021
— Ravindra Aradhya (@rasarushi) May 24, 2021
— Deeksha Sharma (@Deeksha39839614) May 24, 2021
The halo around the sun is so gorgeous today! pic.twitter.com/Md474iD2fJ
— Kale Me Maybe 🥬 (@KithRags) May 24, 2021
How wonderful of the skies to give us such views on a working Monday afternoon!