#42 Witnessing a solar halo in Paphos

We’re back! πŸ™‚

I normally get lazy to do travel blog posts, as that’s where Mr Mustard comes into play……

Here’s the first of hopefully more to come, of our lil getaway to Cyprus……

On the fourth day in Cyprus, we drove west towards Paphos. As we were walking along the marina, we heard a girl shout out to her friend “Look at the sun!”

We looked at up, and lo’ and behold’, was a massive ring, like a circular rainbow, around the sun. Everyone stopped to look up, take photos, instagram, tweet, what not. It was pretty amazing.Β 

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Solar halo, taken whilst in Paphos

We’ve never seen it in our lives.Β 

According to Wikipedia, a haloΒ is an ”Β optical phenomenon produced by light interacting with ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere, resulting in a wide variety of colored or white rings, arcs and spots in the sky “

So no, sorry to disappoint you, but it was not a UFO trying to land in Cyprus. Boo hoo. No Channing Tatum flying down 😦

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Another shot, taken by G with a different setting

Did you see it that day? πŸ™‚Β 


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