posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 08:07 PM
reply to post by canadiancatfoodforcrocadi
Actually there is plenty of evidence that moon halos existed before you saw them.
Here's a photograph from 2003
and another from
There are even earlier reports of moon halos too.
The Dutch weather amateurs journal Onweders, Optische verschijnselen, that was published
between 1880-1961 contains plenty of observations of atmospheric optical phenomena.
It also includes observations of moon halos (or "Wreaths").
click here and scroll down to p56
Nogmaals wordt er op gewezen, dat de krans om de zon, zoowel als die om de maan, uit min of meer gekleurde cirkels bestaat. Is de cirkelvorm niet
te herkennen, dan is het verschijnsel green krans.Omtrent kransen om de maan zijn van 51 stations 363 berichten ontvangen, -- welke in table X zijn
samengevoegd, -- over 112 dagen verdeeld.
Again it is pointed out that the halo around the sun, the moon as well as those from more or less colored circles. The circle shape is not recognized,
then the phenomenon of green garland.Wreaths on the moon 51 stations of 363 messages - which are combined in table X, - spread over 112 days.
click here and scroll down to p53
Terwijl te Nijmegen de maan van 9.15-9.22 n.m. door Ci. Cu. bedekt was, werd behalve de kring ook een boogje met de bolle zijde naar de maan
gekeerd gezien. Sporen van de vertikale kolom door de maan werden te Terbregge van 7-7.10 n.m.en te 's Gravenhage van 7.4-7.10 n.m. waargenomen.
While in Nijmegen's moon 9.15-9.22 nm Ci. Cu. was covered, but the circle was also an arch with the convex side facing the moon seen. Traces of the
vertical column by the moon were to Terbregge nmen 7-7.10 of the Hague of 7.4-7.10 nm was observed.
Sun and moon halos are both caused by the same atmospheric conditions (ice crystals in the atmosphere), so they are closely related, and share very
similar characteristics. Basically you need thin clouds for halos to form. I don't think there is any doubt that thin clouds, and therefore halos
have been around since long before human history began.
Personally I see halos all the time. There was a partial halo around the moon earlier which could just be seen through a small gap in the clouds, and
the last time there was a day that wasn't thick cloud from horizon to horizon (the day before yesterday) there was a weak halo/sundog display.
The more you look, the more you see...