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Ring Around the Sun

The “Ring Around the Sun,” as seen from Unique Photo in Fairfield, New Jersey on May 14th, 2013.

If you’re anything like me, your Facebook feed was flooded with images of this mysterious halo around the sun. Well, being the type of person that I am, of course I needed to:

  1. Photograph it
  2. Learn all that I could about what made it happen

For you non-nerds out there, it’s basically just the sun’s light bouncing off of thousands of ice crystals contained in very high, very thin clouds. Sorry, it’s not a viral advertisement for a new apocalypse movie (I’ll be patenting that). 

Can you see the ring from where you are? Leave a comment with where you can see it from. WARNING: Never look directly into the sun. Please wear sunglasses or use a Neutral Density filter on your camera.


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