Christchurch sun encircled by halo

20:27, Dec 09 2012
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RARE SIGHT: The halo around the sun, as seen in Christchurch today.
Halo, Christchurch, 9 December 2012
This photo was taken at the kart racing track at Halswell around 1pm.
Halo, Christchurch, 9 December 2012
Taken from Bryndwr.
Halo, Christchurch, 9 December 2012
The halo seen around the sun in Christchurch today.
Halo, Christchurch, 9 December 2012
A photograph of the sun's halo.
Halo, Christchurch, 9 December 2012
Taken from Linwood.

Residents in Christchurch have spotted an unusual occurrence in the sky today - a halo around the sun. 

Send your halo pics to reporters@press.co.nz

The halo, is an optical phenomenon, produced by ice crystals that create arcs in the sky, often encircling the sun or moon. 

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RARE SIGHT: The halo around the sun, as seen in Christchurch today.

This photograph was taken by Ralph Junghanns from Governors Bay. 

In folklore, the halo is said to herald that heavy rain is on the way. 

MetService is predicting fine weather for the rest of the day and for Monday, with a chance of some rain in Christchurch on Tuesday. 

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