Sun halo captures Central Texans’ attention Sunday

Behind Saturday’s powerful cold front, dry, cool air has been filtering into Central Texas. Even though skies cleared out heading into sunrise Sunday, a few high cirrus clouds developed by Sunday afternoon. Through the cirrus, the sun appeared to have a halo effect. Image courtesy of viewer Jane Sandstrum. Cirrus clouds are perfect for weather phenomena like sun halos and sun dogs, because they’re the highest clouds in the atmosphere — made of ice crystals — and sunlight can reflect and refract in fascinating ways through them. Image courtesy of viewer Joe…