Sun Halo Hovers Over Minnesota Lighthouse

A parhelion was seen in the northeastern Minnesota town of Grand Marais on March 4 as the National Weather Service warned of “moderate to locally heavy wet snow.”

Also known as sun dogs, parhelia are caused by sunlight shining through hexagonal ice crystals within cirrus clouds.

This video by Carol Bauer captured the parhelion in all its beauty above the
historic Grand Marais lighthouse on Lake Superior.

“There were a lot of chunks of ice still on Lake Superior, which made it even more of a spectacular sight,” Bauer said. Credit: Carol Bauer via Storyful

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