Halo forms around the sun, the Heartland takes notice - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Halo forms around the sun, the Heartland takes notice

(Source: Sandi Dowdy) (Source: Sandi Dowdy)
(KFVS) -

A halo appeared around the sun across the Heartland.

On Saturday, Aug. 5 area residents sent in photos of the circular rainbow.

A few of those pictures showed a smaller inner ring and another, larger outer ring forming around the sun.

According to meteorologist Brian McCormick, the halos are formed when ice crystals from frozen cirrus clouds refract light, creating a ring around the sun.

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