While many braved the summer heat to climb to rooftops to take photographs of the halo, it also caused panic in some. Apart from the state capital, other cities across the state like Jamshedpur, Hazaribag and Dhanbad also witnessed the phenomenon.
Weather Forecasting: What Do Sun Halos Mean?
A: No one knows for sure, but some studies say this folklore is usually accurate, he adds. “There’s an old saying that goes, ‘Ring around the moon, means rain or snow soon.’ One study shows that moon rings predicting rain are about 66 percent correct most of the time. Some people believe that the number of stars inside the halo indicate how many days away rain will come – if there are two stars inside the halo, rain or snow will arrive in two days. Also, the halos can be different colors, with some appearing bluish and some having a red or even slightly yellow hue to them.”