Sunday, May 29, 2011

Halo vs Teacher's Day

 It was the belated Teacher's Day a couple of days ago. By the way, I wish to apologize as I did not take any pictures of the Teacher's Day! 

The events went as usual-National anthems, school songs, speeches... all those usual stuff. However, the performances were AWESOME! I liked the performances, especially the drama by the School Drama team, which was about an abuse in a Child Shelter. Unfortunately, right before those performances, it rained and it was 20 minutes before we were permitted to look for shelters! 

Later, it was meals. We had KFC...

However, the highlight of the day was nothing but the SOLAR HALO PHENOMENON! That was a rare phenomenon, as you can see. My friends even thought that the end of the world is coming...

Okay, why did that phenomenon happen? Here is a Wikipedia entry to tell you why...

 Halo (Optical Phenomenon)

A halo from Greek ἅλως; also known as a nimbus, icebow or Gloriole) is an optical phenomenondiamond dust are floating in the nearby air. produced by ice crystals creating colored or white arcs and spots in the sky. Many are near the sun or moon but others are elsewhere and even in the opposite part of the sky. They can also form around artificial lights in very cold weather when ice crystals called
There are many types of ice halos. They are produced by the ice crystals in cirrus clouds high (5–10 km, or 3–6 miles) in the upper troposphere. The particular shape and orientation of the crystals is responsible for the type of halo observed. Light is reflected and refracted by the ice crystals and may split up into colors because of dispersion. The crystals behave like prisms and mirrors, refracting and reflecting sunlight between their faces, sending shafts of light in particular directions.
Atmospheric phenomena such as halos were used as part of weather lore as an empirical means of weather forecasting before meteorology was developed.
Other common optical phenomena involving water droplets rather than ice crystals include the glory and the rainbow.

Well, I think Taipingnites are really lucky to witness that natural phenomena which occurs once in a blue moon. That event actually happened at around 12.25 p.m. However, most of my friends view it as a bad sign that the end of the world is coming. I do not know if it is true, but I hope it is not. I have not even achieve my dreams yet...!!!

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