Anybody know what this is?

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In the sky today. Was there a couple of hours and then went away. I've never seen anything like this before.

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A perfect circle around the sun, when it hasn't rained? But that is kind of what it looks like in the photos. It was harder to see that it had colors in it with the eyes looking into the sun.
 

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Its just moisture in the air :smile:. There is even an old saying... something like "ring around the sun or moon, you can expect rain soon". And its often accurate, so roll up your car windows!
 

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I also understand this as high altitude ice crystals - I've seen this around the moon also at times
 

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Do you mean the halo? They are certainly more common around the moon but I can't imagine why they aren't almost as common around the sun. It may just be too bright to see around the sun. As someone else already mentioned it could also be considered a rainbow, but rainbows are usually only semicircular, same thing though.
 
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