It’s the calm before the storm today, and I was at Cape Spear looking for a Snowy Owl (I did not find it).

At the light tower I noticed a bright ring of light around the sun:

Light tower halo - Cape Spear

Light tower halo – Cape Spear

This ring, officially called a 22° halo, often goes unnoticed because it is so big and circles around a bright sun. Halos are among the most commonly seen atmospheric optics in Newfoundland, if you want to see one, just look up on a sunny but hazy day!