Yesterday, sky watchers around the NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, witnessed something amazing: A complex network of luminous arcs and rings surrounded the afternoon sun. “I’ve never seen anything quite like it,” says eyewitness Bill Cooke, head of NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office. Solar physicist David Hathaway snapped this picture of the display.
The apparition is almost certainly connected to hurricane Sandy. The core of the storm swept well north of Alabama, but Sandy’s outer bands did pass over the area, leaving behind a thin haze of ice crystals in cirrus clouds. Sunlight shining through the crystals produced an unusually rich variety of ice halos.
I’m curious, what do you see? At first it looked like an eye — like a CBS eye, winking — then it looked like a face with tongue sticking out and my grandmother’s chin (which I share. All three of them).
What do you see?
Until someone said it in the comments section, I didn’t see it, but now I totally do — it looks like someone receiving communion!