Visitors to a ski resort in Sweden witnessed a stunning natural phenomenon on Friday.
Skiers at the Vemdalen Resort saw a 22-degree halo around the sun above the slopes. Luckily for those based further afield, the resort shared a video of the moment on Facebook.
The phenomenon is caused by the sun’s rays passing through cirrus clouds, which are made up of six-sided ice crystals. Light is refracted off the ice crystals, creating a halo effect.
The light is refracted at an angle of 22 degrees, and from the viewer’s perspective, the halo appears to be 22 degrees from the centre of the sun.