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Solar Halo Over Cartagena, Colombia

Jay W. Preston

May 1, 2015

Solar Halo Over Cartagena, Colombia

Ice crystals like those that create cirrus clouds high in the atmosphere, created this wonderful vision above the Caribbean coastal metropolis of Cartagena, Colombia on April 10, 2010. Such a phenomenon is known as a solar halo. The lunar versions are more common in my experience. The citizens of Cartagena were treated to the awesome sight (and probably a few sore necks) for several hours. I used my Sony Cyber-shot.


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