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Rainbow solar halo observed in Beijing

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Beijing, Sep 7:

A round rainbow-like solar halo surrounding the sun was observed here on Monday, eyewitnesses said.

Pic Courtesy: www.earthsky.org
Pic Courtesy: www.earthsky.org

Onlookers captured the phenomenon that appeared on Sunday with photos and shared them on various social media platforms, the China Daily reported.

A solar halo, also known as nimbus, icebow or gloriole, is an optical phenomenon created when suspended ice particles in the clouds interact with the sun’s rays. (IANS)