posted on Nov, 25 2007 @ 05:54 AM
An old wives' tale (or sailor's adage, take your pick) about the halo/ring around the moon is that when the moon wears a crown, the following day
will be unseasonably warm.
I saw it tonight as well. I was leaving my house around 12:30AM to drive to a friend's home to let her dogs out (she's on vaca), and I was struck
by the clarity of it. We live on a main street on the outskirts of a small city, and even with the street lamp, the moon shone clear and nearly
directly above me.
It's a crisp night, and the stars are very clearly seen as well which is rare for my location. I noticed a reddish one to the WSW of the moon, could
that be Mars? I was an amateur astronomer when I was younger, but that was many years ago, and... the memory goes.