18 December 2008

A Halo!

I remember my friend Kavin, who use to ask me repeatedly, "What is an Halo and how it is formed?". I had no answer to this question except that I knew it occurs quite regularly. So finally I decided to check on what an Halo is, and this is what I found.

Halos are nothing but a dim circle of light that is formed around the Sun or the Moon or any bright source of light for that matter (eg. a street lamp). These halos are formed due to ice crystals that are found in the clouds. These ice crystals acts as a lens reflecting and refracting the light.


A picture of the Sun's Halo



A Moon Halo

7 comments:

Harikumar said...

Dude kavin never asked me wat an Halo is... It is actually a superb game from microsft studios.... :p

Inchara Prakash said...

grrrr...

Vivek said...

@hari
super?! thts tooooo small a word to describe it! halo is juz...wow..amazing! greatest game i have ever played!

Inchara Prakash said...

er... U guys are supposed to comment on the sun or moon halo and not the game...

Kavin said...

ha ha ha ha...

@ Hari

I would like to have the game after I renovate my comp...

@ Inc

thanks for the info... :) it is always when I go to the beach, I see an halo...

Vivek said...

@inc
no way...halo is too cool a game! :P
try playing it!

harikumar said...

Anyone here have Halo 2???? I really need it... sorry inc :p