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Easter Halos
Imaged by Linda Sweger
Image ©Linda Sweger, shown with permission.

"I captured this colorful icy sun halo display on Good Friday about 60 minutes before Sunset as we were driving home from Dauphin Co. in Central Pennsylvania. These clouds were the leading edge of a minor snow event the next morning."

A 22° halo circles the sun and is topped by an upper tangent arc. Bright areas to the sun's left and right might be tall sundogs produced by plate crystals with large tilts. They could also simply be bright parts of the 22° halo. It's hard to say.

Key to frequent halos