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10/31/2007 05:20:10 PM · #1


Around 5:30am this morning we saw this around the moon, it was huge!

I hurried back into the house to get the camera and took the photo really fast before the clouds covered it up.

Does anyone know what it is? I have never seen one before.

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10/31/2007 05:21:11 PM · #2
Ummmm....NOTHING?

or this?
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It is caused by ice crystals in the atmosphere
Some call it a Moon Halo

Message edited by author 2007-10-31 17:23:53.
10/31/2007 05:22:12 PM · #3
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10/31/2007 05:22:41 PM · #4
Originally posted by riley:

Around 5:30am this morning we saw this around the moon, it was huge!

I hurried back into the house to get the camera and took the photo really fast before the clouds covered it up.

Does anyone know what it is? I have never seen one before.


Fog?

:P ohhh no photo linked hehe

Edit: Darn, beat me with the link!

Message edited by author 2007-10-31 17:24:07.
10/31/2007 05:28:24 PM · #5
Thanks for the info and link - very helpful!
10/31/2007 05:29:56 PM · #6
Back when I lived in Connecticut, when we saw a large ring around the moon, we knew it was likely the warning of a large winter storm.
10/31/2007 05:43:54 PM · #7
Moon Halo

Link here Moon Halo
10/31/2007 05:58:10 PM · #8
I think it happens when there are ice crystals in the upper atmosphere. I've noticed these whenever there is high atmospheric chemistry going on up there. btw, the moon was like this night before last, where I live. Don't know if this helps or not, but yes, they are called moon halos.
10/31/2007 05:59:15 PM · #9
COOL!!! Moon dogs are said to predict severe weather coming. Anyway, here's another link.

Moon Rings, Moon Dogs, etc
10/31/2007 06:00:37 PM · #10
I see circles like that with my natural eye, but I got bad night vision..
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