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01/18/2014 09:08 am ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

These Halos Are Breathtaking All Around The World

Halo, nimbus, icebow... what ever you call it, this natural occurrence is really pretty, especially if it shows up while you're visiting a beautiful place.

This optical phenomenon is produced when ice crystals create arcs, often around the sun or moon. The ice halo is similar to a rainbow, but rather than being composed of water droplets, it's made up of ice.

Check out photos of halos occurring around the world!

Oberstdorf, Germany
oberstdorf

Marin County, California
ice halo

Saxony, Germany
ice halo

Stockholm, Sweden
ice halo

Arches National Park, Utah
ice halo

Curaçao
ice halo

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