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Solar Halos—Sunlight and Ice Crystals

Lecture no. 4 from the course: Skywatching: Seeing and Understanding Cosmic Wonders

Solar Halos—Sunlight and Ice Crystals

Taught by Professor Alex Filippenko | 47 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Travel higher up in the atmosphere and discover what happens when sunlight interacts not with raindrops but with frozen ice crystals. After learning how these delicate crystals are formed, you'll examine stunning photography that captures the wonders of everything from solar halos and mock suns to glitter paths and sun pillars.