My First Moon Halo

Sunday, 24 Apr 2005 | Astronomy


Toni noticed a moon halo Thursday night when she took Taffy outside. I went out to see it. The small point of light to the left of the moon is Venus according to her. She told me that she learned in Astronomy about moon halos. Her teacher referred to the phenomenon as crystallization. I had never seen this before, so I decided to set up my tripod to take a picture of it. Apparently tiny ice crystals in the upper atmosphere create this large halo around the moon.

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