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Central Texans witness a rare weather effect

Texas, USA
Updated: May 16, 2007
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NBC 6 got a number of calls Wednesday afternoon from people wondering about something kind of interesting in the sky.
A large ring encircled the sun for a little while as some clouds passed overhead.
NBC 6 Chief Meteorologist Andy Andersen says it was an optical phenomenon caused by the sun shining through thin clouds at a very high altitude. Frozen water droplets acted as prism, creating a halo effect.
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