Rare ‘ice halo’ seen in the sky over New Mexico

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  • Optical phenomenon was seen above the town of Red River prompting Joshua Thomas to take a photo 
  • Rings and arcs in the sky are formed by light interacting with ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere
  • It comes as weather forecasters predict the cold snap will continue into next week and could reach southern Texas
  • Photographer Joshua Nowicki trekked along the icy shore of Lake Michigan on Thursday armed with a camera
  • He captured stunning array of photos of St Joseph Lighthouse and pier, both of which were completely frozen 
  • Record-breaking cold has already killed at least 22 people, with major pile-ups in Michigan and Pennsylvania
  • Severe wind gusts of up to 40mph could make temperatures across New York state feel as low as minus 30F

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2904959/Rare-ice-halo-seen-sky-New-Mexico-arctic-blast-continues-sweep-chill-expected-Thursday.html#ixzz3OWGQ6jv2
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