The Sun Simulator
Is an array of concave and convex lenses
Placed in front of the sun

It distorts sunlight
As it is directed through the lenses

And creates a prism like effect
Sometimes a hexagon is seen
But more commonly a halo

It can form a channel
Ionizing the atmospheric gases
Such as oxygen and nitrogen
As they are rapidly heated

The result is a laser beam
A high powered current of electricity
A flow of electrically induced plasma

This was used in the California Fires

And is also proof
That the sun is close and small