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Virgin Islands residents were treated to an optical phenomenon Tuesday: A halo around the sun. The event is actually fairly common and is the result of the refraction or bending of sunlight or moonlight by thin, high, icy cirrus clouds, according to the Farmers’ Almanac. These clouds appear at altitudes above 20,000 feet, where air temperatures are always below freezing, even during the middle of the summer.


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