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Did you see striking ‘sun halo’ across skies of Suffolk?

PUBLISHED: 18:19 07 May 2020 | UPDATED: 18:19 07 May 2020

Colin Hullis took this photo of the 'sun halo' from his home in north-east Ipswich. Picture: COLIN HULLIS

Colin Hullis took this photo of the 'sun halo' from his home in north-east Ipswich. Picture: COLIN HULLIS

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People looking to Suffolk’s skies during today’s bright sunshine might have noticed something a little more unusual - with a striking halo ring seen around the sun.

A “sun halo” is caused by a reflection of light through ice particles suspended within the clouds, causing a ring of light to appear around the sun.

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They are sometimes called 22-degree halos by scientists, because the ring has a radius of approximately 22 degrees around the sun.

The unusual sight could be seen across the skies of East Anglia on Thursday, with Weatherquest meterologist Tweeting a picture of what he described as a “decent sun halo out there this lunchtime”.

And Colin Hullis took a photo of a very clearly visible ring from the window of his home in north-east Ipswich around the same time.

■ Did you see the sun halo? Email your pictures to us here.


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