Signs in the sky: Sundogs and iridescent clouds announce Winter Storm Jonas

Sometimes there are signs in the sky… Sundogs on steroids! Iridescent clouds explosion! And haunting Moon halos!

Look at these amazing sky phenomena that appeared in the sky of the eastern US just before winter storm Jonas blanketed everything in white.

As massive winter storm Jonas engulfed the east coast of the United States, icy clouds were wafting over some states, producing spectacular halos around the sun and insane iridescent clouds:

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Sundogs and iridescent clouds appear in the sky of Rome, New York on January 21, 2016. Photo by Adam J Kraszewski

This first picture by Adam J Kraszewski was taken on January 21, 2016 @ Rome NY, so just before Jonas swallowed up the East Coast of the United States. It features an insane sun halo and some colorful ‘fire rainbows’

Here again a zoom into these intense clouds:

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Fire rainbow as blizzard Jonas rolls over New York State. Picture by Adam J Kraszewski

The next image by Chris Cook was captured over Cape Cod, Massachusetts, on Jan. 22nd. The luminous structures around the sun comprise: a 46° halo, 22° halo, a pair of sundogs, a parhelic circle, an upper tangent arc and a Parry arc.

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Insane structures appear around the sun at Cap Cod, on January 22, 2016. Image by Chris Cook

And now look at this amazing sun halo over Chicago. Woah!

But ice halos also appeared around the moon. Look at this picture by Kevin Skow over Iowa:

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Awesome lunar halo obove Des Moine, Iowa on January 23, 2016. Photo by Kevin Skow ‏@Wx_Chaser

And this week-end was the “Wolf Moon,” better renamed “Storm Moon” for the Eastern US.

Here is my moon almanach if you like.

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