posted on Dec, 30 2009 @ 03:45 PM
Moon halos are very cool to look at.
I have seen more in the past 2 years then ever before. (perhaps because i have a telescope now and look more often) lol
I have seen 2 very good ones from light polluted new york in the past 2-3 months or so.
One that had 2 or 3 halos around it.
and then, about a month ago, I saw one that was really interesting that ive never really noticed before...
instead of a round halo around Selene, '
there was a big bright "X" directly over it,
it looked just how the halos do, only in an X shape.
if i remember correctly from meteorology class...
they are due to ice crystals in the atmosphere.
though its been awhile, so I may be wrong... or forgetting someting. lol
i actually got some pics of one from not long ago..
if I can find where on the external HD i put them, ill post'em up.