Rings Around the Sun

“Not only was there a halo around the Sun–the so-called ’22° halo,’ which sky watchers often see–but also there was an enormous ring of light running parallel to the horizon at the same altitude as the sun. It was like a giant angel’s halo suspended above my town, interrupted every 120° by a brighter splash of light (more ‘mock suns’). ‘That’s the complete parhelic circle!’ I exclaimed aloud to the empty street.” Trudy E. BellRings Around the SunNASA)