Amazing pictures show a stunning sun halo spotted over Wirral – But what is it ?

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These stunning pictures show a sun Halo formed over Wirral.

Lori De B spotted the stunning light formation in the skies over New Brighton over the weekend

What is it ?

Sun Halos are caused when light interacts with ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere.

The crystals bend direct sunlight, dispersing the light into colours and projecting it elsewhere into the sky, at a usual 22 degree angle a halo can be seen around the sun.

They often do mean that rain is going to fall within the next 24 hours as the cirrostratus clouds that cause them can signify an approaching frontal system.

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