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This view looks to the northeast across the summit plateau.
The atmospheric phenomenon is an 'ice halo', with a 'tangent arc' at the top node.
This results from suspended ice crystals in the high atmosphere.
These apparitions are commonly seen at high latitudes and polar regions.

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