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Can anyone tell me what this ring is called? It's not camera flare,… 
10th-Feb-2007 07:26 pm
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Can anyone tell me what this ring is called? It's not camera flare, that ring was HUGE in the sky:


I love the One Way sign in this one


Just a pic of the clouds over my house...I love the contrast in this one:
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11th-Feb-2007 05:56 am (UTC)
I've seen rings like that before around the moon, though not usually that big :P I think it has to do with a haze in the sky, maybe dust or something, and the reflection is hitting it at the right angle at that point. I've only ever noticed it on a full moon.
11th-Feb-2007 04:57 pm (UTC)
I have no clue about the haze on the moon, but I really like the second photo too.
13th-Feb-2007 01:53 am (UTC)
We saw a ring around the moon last year around this time of year. It's actually similar to a rainbow - light refracted through water droplets or ice crystals.

http://home.hiwaay.net/~krcool/Astro/moon/moonring/

Really neat! The one we saw didn't have a haze in the sky, the sky was completely clear so it was REALLY eerie.
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