If you've been wearing sunglasses today, you may have noticed that there's a perfectly circular rainbow halo around the sun above Ocean County right now.

No, it's not an unexpected eclipse and thankfully it's not smog.

It's all about what the weather is like way up in the atmosphere.

While we're enjoying a 70 degree late spring day here on the ground in Ocean County, it's a different story high above us.

The halo around the sun, called a 22° halo, is thanks to ice crystals in the atmosphere refracting light from the sun in an almost perfect ring around the star.

It's a pretty cool phenomena and worth grabbing some photos of if you can do so safely.

But of course, never look at the sun directly, especially just for the sake of getting something for your Instagram!


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