Arctic Blast Creates Amazing Ice Halos Over Red River, NM On January 9, 2015

This dazzling ice halo was captured by Joshua Thomas in the sky of Red River, New Mexico as arctic blast continues to sweep across the US.

This optical phenomenon contains many different rings and arcs that form by light interacting with ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere.

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US National Weather Service Amarillo Texas

It is as if the sun was exploding in all directions. Awesome!

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US National Weather Service Amarillo Texas

Probably more mind-blowing weather phenomena ahead as forecasters predict the cold snap will continue this week.

Watch this other magic portal opening up in Sweden!

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