posted on Oct, 1 2012 @ 08:47 AM
reply to post by wlasikiewicz
OMG!!! Is that Nibiru at the 11:00 position near the Moon!
Seriously though, moon halos are not terribly uncommon (although not terribly common, either), and (I think) are more likely when the weather is
cooler. Like another poster above said, that's not a dig on you for not ever noticing before, considering a moon halo isn't something that happens
Moon halos are similar to sun halos (and sun dogs) as far as the mechanism that produces them -- the brightness of the moon (or the sun) refracting
through water ice crystals:
Here is a website that explains atmospheric optical phenomenon, such as moon halos, Sun halos, and Sun dogs (the link is to the page on Moon
You should make it a habit to check out the sky when you happen to be out at night. There are a lot of interesting astronomical and meteorological
things going on up there...
...As the late Dr. Jack Horkheimer used to say "Keep looking up"