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Saturday, May 1, 1999

Honolulu Has Halo

Photography by Dennis Oda, Star-Bulletin

This ring around the sun, visible from downtown at midday
yesterday, is common on the mainland but rare in Hawaii,
says University of Hawaii meteorology department chair
Gary Barnes. The halo is caused by column-shaped ice
crystals high in the sky that act like tiny prisms.



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