Sunday, May 19, 2013

Do you know what this is?

No, I don't have magical and/or supernatural powers.  And it's not a giant alien spaceship getting ready to attack either.  It was a circular shaped rainbow around the sun that was visible on Martha's Vineyard for the past two days.  Apparently it's called a "sun halo," and it's something that happens on occasion when sunlight reflects at a certain angle through ice crystals that are present in very high thin clouds.

So there's my 9th grade Earth Science update for the day.  I remember seeing this once before several years ago, oddly enough also while I was on the Vineyard.  It feels kind of lame that I've written about weather related things 2 of the last 3 days; but they also both seemed worthwhile.  I'll get back to sports tomorrow.  Also I can't believe Independence Day came out 17 years ago.


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