These Otherworldly Halos Turn Our Sun Into The Eye Of Sauron

Halos and light pillars are optical phenomena created by light passing though ice crystals to create brilliant arcs and columns in the sky. While it's a very natural phenomenon, the effect can appear eerily supernatural.

Looking North from the South Pole, December 1980

These Otherworldly Halos Turn Our Sun Into The Eye Of Sauron

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Partial 22 degrees halo, 2006

These Otherworldly Halos Turn Our Sun Into The Eye Of Sauron

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An FA-18C Hornet above the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, Norfolk, Virginia, June 2007

These Otherworldly Halos Turn Our Sun Into The Eye Of Sauron

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Beyond Stockholm, January 2011

These Otherworldly Halos Turn Our Sun Into The Eye Of Sauron

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Helsinki, Finland, 2012

These Otherworldly Halos Turn Our Sun Into The Eye Of Sauron

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Murphy Dome, Fairbanks, Alaska, October 2012

These Otherworldly Halos Turn Our Sun Into The Eye Of Sauron

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Different halos, 2012

These Otherworldly Halos Turn Our Sun Into The Eye Of Sauron

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Light pillars over Laramie, Wyoming, January 2013

These Otherworldly Halos Turn Our Sun Into The Eye Of Sauron

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Sun haloes

These Otherworldly Halos Turn Our Sun Into The Eye Of Sauron

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A moon halo in Aspenes, Norway

These Otherworldly Halos Turn Our Sun Into The Eye Of Sauron

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A U.S. Coast Guard HH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter, in front of a circumhorizontal arc (also known as fire rainbow), an ice-halo formed by plate-shaped ice crystals in high level cirrus clouds, at Atlantic City International Airport, New Jersey, November 2013

These Otherworldly Halos Turn Our Sun Into The Eye Of Sauron

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Palm trees and a 22° halo above a city, December 2013

These Otherworldly Halos Turn Our Sun Into The Eye Of Sauron

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An eye above Russia, 2014

These Otherworldly Halos Turn Our Sun Into The Eye Of Sauron

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