Solar halo appears over Huangshan, East China

On April 22, a solar halo appeared over Huangshan city, east China's Anhui Province. 

The halo appeared at around 1 p.m. and lasted nearly half an hour.  

The solar halo is an optical phenomenon caused by the refraction or reflection of ice crystals when sunlight passes through cirrostratus clouds.

(All photos via VCG)

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