Ice Halo

UNDER THE WILD GRASS: Yesterday in Michigan, Kevin Jung laid down among the wild spring grass, pointed his camera toward the sky, and–snap!–recorded a luminous ring around the sun:

“It was a really nice sun halo,” he says. “The grass blocked the glare so I could photograph it using my Canon DLSR.”

Sun haloes are caused by ice crystals in high cirrus clouds, and they can be very photogenic.