Rainbow Halo Around Sun in Joburg

Rainbow Halo Around Sun in Joburg

What a day it was today (01 November 2010) to see the perfect rainbow halo effect around the sun today. I pulled into a shopping centre parking lot and thought people were looking at signage on the building, silly me. Then I returned a missed call from my sister telling me there is a massive rainbow circle around the sun.

So I got out the car to see and yes there was this amazing sight I had never seen before. The perfect 360 degree rainbow ring around the sun. Apparently this happens quite often in Cape Town, but definitely not in Johannesburg.

I tried taking a picture first, but couldn’t get it all in one photo. So I managed to take a video of what I saw in the parking lot today when I looked into the sky.

Video of Rainbow Halo Around Sun in Joburg

If you wondering what halo effect actually is apparently it is a 22 degree halo giving an optical effect. The Joburg halo sun was definitely a cool thing to have seen today.