If you're into astronomical maps, planets and manuscripts, there's no way you won't be obsessed with the Flemish astronomical graphics. There's something so alluring in a universe map as it was seen and drawn so many years ago. It even looks more magical and mystical and as a designer i truly adore the details, colors and element positioning. There's such a natural flow in them, artistic but educational at the same time. So kinda wanted to give it a shot and recreate something with my own style
According the atmospheric optics expert Les Cowley, these solar halos are caused by a very specific reflections and refractions of the sun's light with ice crystals located in cirrus clouds high in the atmosphere. Normal rainbows are created by interactions of the sunlight with low level rain drops rather than high altitude hexagonal crystals of ice.