A full circle rainbow was visible around the Sun in Surat on 18th Aug 2012. This natural phenomenon is termed as Parhelic Circle and is very rare. A testimony of Nature being the most amazing of Artists.
Parhelic circles are generally white in colour because they are produced by reflection, they can however show a bluish or greenish tone near the 120° parhelia and be reddish or deep violet along the fringes.
Here is what Surat's twitterati had to say about this -
"Just came to know - This full circle rainbow around the Sun is called a Parhelic Circle & is a rare phenomenon." - Saloni Shah (@SaloniSShah) (@Saloni thank you for the information)
"One of those jolly, peaceful mornings that make a fellow wish he'd got a soul or something #Wodehouse #Surat #Rainbow" - Pinak Kapadia (@sab_bakwas)
"Rainbow ring above the city of Surat.. that makes all Suratis angels... n hence Surat, A City of Angels" - Prajay Naik ( @prajay_naik)
"The testimony of Nature being the most amazing of Artists." - TanviRajani ( @VivaLa_Fiesta)
"This whole #RingRoundTheSun thing reminds me of 'Ring Ring Ringa Ring Ring Ringa, Ringa Ringa Ringa Ringa'. :D #Surat" - @DC_SU
"So i guess someone was SHOWING OFF today, yes yes you guessed it, THE SUN" - Dushyant (@dushmis)
Also this picture by Puja (@fotobling) went viral and saw more than 100 direct shares from her page -
"Looking at the stunning shot taken by @fotobling, makes me regret missing it less, could not have seen it better with naked eyes" - Prabhakar Singh (@IVFwala_doc)
All the social media feeds (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram) were full of pictures of this happening. Here is one more image of the same by Puja -
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