Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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.

36 COMMENTS

  1. ‘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’

  2. 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.

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

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

      • 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. 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.

  4. 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

    • 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!

  5. 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.

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

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

Comments are closed.

Headlines

Truck Driver Killed In Ciceron Accident Identified

Saint Lucia police have identified a male killed in a truck accident Monday as Rudolph Etienne of Bexon. Police spokeswoman, Anne Joseph, told reporters Tuesday...

PM Announces Thrust To Facilitate Saint Lucian Investors

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has discounted the notion that Invest Saint Lucia facilitates only foreign direct investment, while announcing plans to facilitate Saint Lucian...

Methodist School Teachers ‘Walk Off The Job’

The Ministry of Education has informed parents and guardians of student attending the Gordon and Walcott Methodist combined school that teachers have walked off...

Three Male Inmates Assault Female At BCF

Three male inmates assaulted a female detainee at Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF) Monday afternoon about 12.10 pm, Director of Corrections Hilary Herman has disclosed. "It...
We're moving from WhatsApp. Join Our New Notification ChannelJoin
+ +