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Woman Calls 911 On The SUN. Woman Calls 911 To Report Sun Halo

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TAMPA - One woman looked up in the sky Wednesday, and saw a ring around the sun. She called 911 to report the sighting. Listen to the entire 911 call: http://wfts.tv/P7RVrs She likely witnessed a sun halo. It's also known as a 22-degree halo. According to ABC Action News Meteorologist Denis Phillips, a 22° halo is caused by tiny ice crystals contained in high cirrostratus clouds. The sunlight (or moonlight) REFRACTS through the ice at a 22 degree angle. Phillips added that the halo is a common event. Do you have a photo of the ring? Share it with us. Go to share.abcactionews.com to upload your photos. http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/science-and-technology/911-caller-concerned-about-ring-around-the-sun-a-22-degree-halo-formed-by-ice-crystals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQKK2xNKGF8