Friday 24 March 2017

Solar halo captivates stargazers

A circular sun halo forms in the sky over a silhouette of the Angel of Independence Monument in Mexico City (AP)
A circular sun halo forms in the sky over a silhouette of the Angel of Independence Monument in Mexico City (AP)

People in Mexico's capital have been captivated by a circular solar halo in the skies above the city's most famous monument, the Angel of Independence.

Mexico's National Weather Service explained that the halo was a luminous photo-meteor ring, a fairly common weather phenomenon caused by ice crystals in the upper atmosphere.

Local media reported that the natural phenomenon was seen in three cities.

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