This is called a halo or 22 degree halos.
This halo of light. View around the Sun or the Moon at an angle of about 22 degrees.
High and thin cirrus clouds were moving through the sky. These clouds contain millions of tiny ice crystals.
The halos we see are caused by refraction, or diffraction of light, reflected from ice crystals and the brightness of light.
The rainbow we see opposite the place where the sun or light is. But it can be seen directly in or around a place with 22 degree halos light.
Just as we each say that what we see is a different rainbow, the halo we each see is different.
It is formed by the sun and the moon alike.
If the moon had been there at night when the same clouds were there as I saw the halo around the sun in the picture, I would have seen a halo around the moon.
Sun halo like this often happens. But during the day we do not pay attention because we do not look at the sun.
The rainbow and the halo contain a lot of physics. There is also exact science in what we see in it.
Now if you see a halos, pay attention to these things ..
- Because the moonlight is not so bright, lunar halos are more colorless than rainbows, but we see more red on the inside and more blue on the outside of the halo.
- These colors are more noticeable in halos around the sun.
- If we see a halo around the moon or sun, we can see that the inner edge is very sharp and the outer edge is more flat.
- Also, notice that the inside of the halo is darker than the rest of the sky.
Hollows are signs of wind and rain nearby.