Nature: New Mexico- Stunning “Ice Halo” in the Sky!

Ice Age.

As beautiful as these winter wonderland looks, I guess alot of people wish for the global warming, the politic was promising…

Rare ‘ice halo’ seen in the sky over New Mexico as arctic blast continues to sweep across the US… and the chill is expected to last until at least next Thursday

  • Optical phenomenon was seen above the town of Red River prompting Joshua Thomas to take a photo 
  • Rings and arcs in the sky are formed by light interacting with ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere
  • It comes as weather forecasters predict the cold snap will continue into next week and could reach southern Texas
  • Photographer Joshua Nowicki trekked along the icy shore of Lake Michigan on Thursday armed with a camera
  • He captured stunning array of photos of St Joseph Lighthouse and pier, both of which were completely frozen 
  • Record-breaking cold has already killed at least 22 people, with major pile-ups in Michigan and Pennsylvania
  • Severe wind gusts of up to 40mph could make temperatures across New York state feel as low as minus 30F

A rare ‘ice halo’ was seen above New Mexico has as the arctic blast continued to make its way across the country, causing temperatures to plummet below freezing in dozens of cities.

The optical phenomenon was captured by Texan photographer Joshua Thomas above the town of Red River – which has experienced sub-zero temperatures throughout the last few days.

The variety of rings and arcs in the sky are formed by light interacting with ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere during the cold weather.

It comes as weather forecasters predict the cold snap will continue into next week and could even reach parts of southern Texas.

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Stunning: This ice halo was captured above Red River in New Mexico has temperatures plummeted across the country 

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2 comments on “Nature: New Mexico- Stunning “Ice Halo” in the Sky!

    • …lol… ja, da gebe ich Dir recht – und diese Frage ist – wie auch bei vielen anderen Dingen – gerechtfertig! Zumindest weiss ich, das der Halo der Mondin auf meinem Profilbild echt ist – weil ich es selbst fotografiert habe… 🙂

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