These halos are quite special as they are made up of millions of tiny ice crystals in the high cirrus cloud that reflect and refract the Suns light to produce an amazing 22-degree ring around the Sun…now that’s quite awesome!
Another amazing thing about this phenomenon is that they are so personal, just like a rainbow; everybody see them differently because of their angle of view or the different size of the ice crystals from where they are standing.
If you would like to know more about how these solar halo’s form then please go to Les Cowley’s excellent website called Atmospheric Optics at: http://www.atoptics.co.uk/halo/circ2.htm
If you want to be blown away by the beauty and science of atmospheric optics then go to the main website at: http://www.atoptics.co.uk
Have a Happy New Year everyone :-)
My image was taken with a Canon 70D camera and a Canon 10-20mm lens set at 10mm, the exposure was 1/800th second and ISO100.