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posted on Sep, 26 2012 @ 08:58 AM
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anyone else here have a large moon halo tonight?



They're huge, aren't they? Photos don't do them justice, IMHO.

They sure are a spectacular sight. It could be local though so don't be hating if you get up and walk outside to see no moon halo.


A halo (from Greek ἅλως; also known as a nimbus, icebow or gloriole) is an optical phenomenon produced by ice crystals creating colored or white arcs and spots in the sky. Many are near the sun or moon but others are elsewhere and even in the opposite part of the sky. They can also form around artificial lights in very cold weather when ice crystals called diamond dust are floating in the nearby air.


Light playing on water drops, dust or ice crystals in the atmosphere produces a host of visual spectacles - rainbows, halos, glories, coronas and many more. Some can be seen almost every day or so, some are once in a lifetime sights.



Samuelis





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posted on Sep, 26 2012 @ 09:10 AM
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They are more common where I am during the winter because of high ice clouds. Right now I am seeing them because of too many damn forest fires blazing!



posted on Dec, 28 2012 @ 12:40 PM
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There was one last night here.



posted on Dec, 28 2012 @ 02:16 PM
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It means there is snow coming. Always has.





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