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Odd looking moon over El Paso TX tonight.

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posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 12:06 AM
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Hey everyone, was just looking out my window tonight and noticed that the moon is insanely bright and has a strange ring around it. I promise you that ring around it in the picture is not a lens flare.
Anyone know what is causing this? Thanks in advance!!





posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 12:08 AM
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It's called a moon ring or halo...

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 12:10 AM
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posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 12:10 AM
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I dont know about Texas but in the North that means it's cold



posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 12:11 AM
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There's a huge winter storm moving through the Texas area east. There's a lot of snow and ice in the area, which means a lot of ice crystals in the upper atmosphere.



posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 12:13 AM
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Saw it here in NM as I walked the dogs tonight; along with some very strange chem/contrails and cloud formations.

It was bright enough out that I didn't need the flashlight.



posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 12:14 AM
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Awesome, thanks so much for the info. Being in the middle of the chihuahua desert I've never seen anything like it. It has been colder then I remember in recent time and I guess we can expect snow.



posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 12:14 AM
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Nothing unusual about it, photographed it in the UK earlier with Jupiter (?) sat next to it, wonderful sight



posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 12:15 AM
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No such thing as chemtrails (I know you also referenced contrails), Zaphod has got it right, cold air, ice crystals......lovely optical viewing.



posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 12:17 AM
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Originally posted by Chadwickus
reply to post by Procession101
 


It's called a moon ring or halo...

en.wikipedia.org...


What he said.

[snip]

Not to mention the factual nature of my post.


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posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 12:18 AM
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Moon halos are one of my favorite things about going out at night in the winter. Ice can do amazing things.



posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 12:29 AM
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Its not that cold in So Cal but I noticed it was pretty bright outside earlier. Some nights are just like that though, plus there are no clouds out.



posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 12:51 AM
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Interesting, I'm in So Cal also and it's not that cold and I see the halo. It is colder this time of year, but never noticed the halo before.



posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 12:53 AM
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It doesn't have to be cold at low altitudes. It's ice in the upper atmosphere that causes it. There's been a cold front moving through most of the US lately, that's left quite a bit of ice in the upper atmosphere. There has been thundersnow, tornadoes, and other odd weather today from Texas up to Maine.



posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 01:22 AM
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Originally posted by woogleuk
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No such thing as chemtrails (I know you also referenced contrails), Zaphod has got it right, cold air, ice crystals......lovely optical viewing.



There may be no such things as chemtrails, but there is such a thing called Geo-engineered weather or weather modification. Its also funny that you mentioned ice crystals because said weather modification uses a process called, "artificial ice nucleation".
What's that? See here- www.geoengineeringwatch.org...
China did it and publicly admitted it in 2007. www.guardian.co.uk...

Lastly, contrails dissipate behind the plane/jet as it flies in the air, this is normal and a very common occurrence in our skies. A weather modification plane spraying trails that make cross patterns. Long streaks which turn to a haze or cloud that mimics a smoke screen or dimming effect on the sun's glare/brightness. It also sometimes makes it rain/snow or not rain/snow. These are two completely different beasts, don't get it twisted.

Unfortunately OP, I cannot see the moon were I am at this evening. It would have been cool to snap my own shot of it.



posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 01:25 AM
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Originally posted by Gerizo
China did it and publicly admitted it in 2007. www.guardian.co.uk...


It's simply cloud seeding to make it rain, during winter, so you get snow. It's the exact same thing as making it rain, which they've been doing for decades, by using silver iodide in clouds that are already there.



posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 01:29 AM
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Originally posted by Zaphod58

Originally posted by Gerizo
China did it and publicly admitted it in 2007. www.guardian.co.uk...


It's simply cloud seeding to make it rain, during winter, so you get snow. It's the exact same thing as making it rain, which they've been doing for decades, by using silver iodide in clouds that are already there.


Did you read what I wrote? Perhaps you should read before posting?



posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 01:48 AM
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I read the article you posted, which clearly states:


A spokesman for the Tibet meteorological office said artificial snowfall was created by seeding the clouds with particles of silver iodide.


They've been doing that for years. China did it before the Olympics so that the weather would be good during the events.

As for your claims of contrails dissipating rapidly, that claim has been made a lot, and it's not always true. Contrails can linger for hours, and create cirrus cloud cover. And they'll criss cross, and create grids because of jetways that the planes are flying on.



posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 10:41 AM
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Originally posted by Gerizo

 


Lastly, contrails dissipate behind the plane/jet as it flies in the air, this is normal and a very common occurrence in our skies. A weather modification plane spraying trails that make cross patterns. Long streaks which turn to a haze or cloud that mimics a smoke screen or dimming effect on the sun's glare/brightness. It also sometimes makes it rain/snow or not rain/snow. These are two completely different beasts, don't get it twisted.

Unfortunately OP, I cannot see the moon were I am at this evening. It would have been cool to snap my own shot of it.


Wrong, contrails don't always dissipate straight away, persistent contrails can last for quite a long time.



posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 11:32 AM
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An old wives tale says that when you see a ring around the moon like that, there will be precipitation within 36 hours. Here in Kentucky, that seems to be fairly accurate.









 
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