Halo around the sun seen in St. Lucia

Halo around the sun seen in St. Lucia

Pictures have been flooding into the St. Lucia Times news desk showing a halo around the sun.

These pictures started coming in from about 11:00 am today. Go ahead…take a look outside if it’s still light.

The Saint Lucia Meteorological Services has said that a halo which is currently visible around the sun, is not an unusual occurrence.

Meteorologist Thomas Auguste told the Times that the phenomenon is associated with high tide Cirrostratus clouds.

“As long as those types of clouds are around you will continue to see the halo,” Auguste said.

He explained that the situation should persist for the next 24 hours with the halo being visible during the day but not in the night. According to Auguste, the halo is visible because of the sun being reflected through the high clouds.

Also known as a 22 degree halo or a sun halo, the ring is caused by sunlight passing through ice crystals in cirrus clouds within the Earth’s atmosphere, the University of Illinois’ Weather World Project 2010 explains.

The sun halo is not limited to a certain season and can happen anytime, anywhere, depending on the viewer’s vantage point and the sun’s position.

Like rainbows, halos around the sun – or moon – are personal. Everyone sees their own particular halo, made by their own particular ice crystals, which are different from the ice crystals making the halo of the person standing next to you.

35 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    April 13, 2017 at 12:15 pm Reply

    ‘Baby, I can see your HALO
    You know you’re my saving grace
    You’re everything I need and more
    It’s written all over your face
    Baby, I can feel your HALO
    Pray it won’t fade away’

    1. Anonymous
      April 13, 2017 at 1:07 pm Reply

      LOOOOOOOOOOOL

    2. Anonymous
      April 13, 2017 at 1:25 pm Reply

      Best comment of the year! Had me cracking up with laughter 😁

    3. aunty
      April 13, 2017 at 1:49 pm Reply

      Loooool

  2. LB
    April 13, 2017 at 12:24 pm Reply

    This story just shows the amount of people who did not pay attention in their geography class, where meteorology is also included. If people know their cloud types, they would know that this is not an “unnatural phenomenon”!! Now, they are made to look like fools.

    1. Anonymous
      April 13, 2017 at 1:28 pm Reply

      Yes LB!
      But You did not pay attention n English Language class!
      Should be number of people and not amount!
      You too fast!

    2. Anonymous
      April 13, 2017 at 1:56 pm Reply

      Good thing u did

    3. Ignorance is bliss
      April 13, 2017 at 10:09 pm Reply

      You really think what you saw in the sky today was caused by clouds…you’re dumber than I thought.

      1. Anonymous
        April 14, 2017 at 10:28 am Reply

        I think you are right- I think it was caused by a magnetic field in the atmospher / and with the earth n high humidity. The magnetic field is caused by the metalic dust from the volcano smoke here in st Lucia. That –or it is a cover for UFO’s not to be seen but to do their operations without a visable audiance.

  3. Real sad
    April 13, 2017 at 12:30 pm Reply

    Ohhhhh k

  4. Anonymous
    April 13, 2017 at 12:37 pm Reply

    Holy Thursday halo. Have a Happy Easter!

  5. Basodee
    April 13, 2017 at 12:38 pm Reply

    Interesting that the meterological office emphasised that it was the reflection of the sun through the clouds, but would NOT be visible in the night. Lol lol. MAYBE they know about a night time sun.

    1. Anonymous
      April 13, 2017 at 2:28 pm Reply

      No night time sun but you can have moonlight which can create a halo effect around the moon.

  6. Anonymous
    April 13, 2017 at 12:54 pm Reply

    Lol

  7. Anonymous
    April 13, 2017 at 12:57 pm Reply

    Well I am going to heaven. Rapture a chew zot

    1. Anonymous
      April 13, 2017 at 1:23 pm Reply

      Not with that dirty mouth! You going to hell unless u repent of that dirty mouth!

    2. aunty
      April 13, 2017 at 1:54 pm Reply

      With these words you going to heaven .pack you bags you heading to hell or you on standby if you don’t fix your self.

    3. Anonymous
      April 13, 2017 at 2:14 pm Reply

      Well I will do a sus tonight and she will have an ellipse. She will follow me straight to heaven.

    4. Anonymous
      April 13, 2017 at 2:29 pm Reply

      Tonight you will be with me in heaven. Are you ready to say goodbye to this life?

  8. Boxdol
    April 13, 2017 at 1:21 pm Reply

    If only I could’ve post my pic from vieux fort wow,it’s like an eye

    1. Anonymous
      April 13, 2017 at 1:24 pm Reply

      Send it to stluciatimes online decdec!

  9. 666
    April 13, 2017 at 1:56 pm Reply

    I’m surprised nobody’s attributed it to God yet!

  10. Anonymous
    April 13, 2017 at 1:56 pm Reply

    when you reading on stluciatimes online comment boy you can never go bord lool, am loving it.

  11. Anonymous
    April 13, 2017 at 2:10 pm Reply

    Boxdol what’s stoping you from posting your pic we have technology now, what stopping you, what’s up with u people now Oh oh

  12. Anonymous
    April 13, 2017 at 2:33 pm Reply

    There was a halo around the sun on Monday as well. Guess not many saw it.

  13. Anonymous
    April 13, 2017 at 2:50 pm Reply

    Looool am dead

  14. Anonymous
    April 13, 2017 at 4:26 pm Reply

    Oh dear! A halo brought on a debate

    1. The Commentator
      April 13, 2017 at 8:41 pm Reply

      Yes one halo has everyone halocinating.

  15. Anonymous
    April 13, 2017 at 8:40 pm Reply

    Has Sad -But-True taken a leave of absence? OR he/she has taken moomoo tablet?

    1. Terence Joseph
      April 14, 2017 at 10:39 am Reply

      Yea sad but true talk bad about the leader God has put over the land I believe God has put her silence. Oh sorry he or she, don’t know!

  16. Anonymous
    April 13, 2017 at 10:23 pm Reply

    Loving those comments!! Lol

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  18. Terence Joseph
    April 14, 2017 at 10:45 am Reply

    God is about to pour a blessing over the land of ST Lucia, that’s what the halo represents. Showers of blessing, start praising God. I told you all God will blessed St Lucia during the reign of Allen. God bless his soul.

  19. Anonymous
    April 15, 2017 at 12:29 pm Reply

    That HALO caused by the kicked up dust from Trump’s bomb $hit-kicking of Afghanistan. All hail the mighty Trump!

    1. Anonymous
      April 15, 2017 at 12:36 pm Reply

      North korea to see next Trump HALO, all bow to hail de mighty Trump. Little fat Slantty eyed Gook gonna pay!

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