A Sun halo was captured on film in Herefordshire yesterday morning by an engineer carrying out maintenance work.
Ian Collins, who works at the 218-acre Madley Satellite Communications Centre, operated by BT, took the picture while working on a 32m (104ft) aerial.
Sun halos occur when water droplets in high-altitude cirrus clouds freeze and form crystals.
Paul Simons, the Times weatherman, said: “As the sunlight goes through the ice crystals it is as if it’s going through a glass prism. The light is beamed out into an arc. The best Sun halos can be found in the Arctic and Antarctic — but in Britain at the moment we have the ideal conditions.”