I’ve seen a few sun and moon halos in my life but none as big as this one I witnessed here in the Mara.
Halos are rings of light that can encircle the sun or the moon, and they usually occur when a thin layer of cirrus clouds are present in the sky. At high enough altitudes in the sky, the water vapour condenses and then freezes into ice crystals. As sunlight passes through the ice crystals, the geometry of the crystals cause the light to refract, similar to what happens when light passes through a prism. Each person looking experiences their own halo because of the unique angle needed for each crystal to pass the light through and cause a rainbow.
Sun halos are also called Sun dog, Sunbow or Whirling Rainbow. I googled the spiritual meaning of seeing a sun halo and this is what it says:
“Nature speaks in magical and mysterious ways if we are willing to listen. The Native Americans say it is a sign of change, they call it a Whirling Rainbow. It is an Ancient American Indian Prophecy:
‘There will come a day when people of all races, colors, and creeds will put aside their differences. They will come together in love, joining hands in unification, to heal the Earth and all Her children. They will move over the Earth like a great Whirling Rainbow, bringing peace, understanding and healing everywhere they go……..We will learn how to see and hear in a sacred manner. Men and women will be equals; all children will be safe, elders will be respected and valued for their contributions to life. The whole Human race will be called The People and there will be no more war, sickness or hunger forever.’”
It is time for change.
Are we listening?