10/14/16

Last night's moon

When I stepped outside last night, I was greeted with this sight! 
I was doing some research to share with you and found that the
halo is refracted light. According to Universe Today,  it is light refracted
through ice crystals suspended in the upper atmosphere between
five and ten kilometers in altitude.



18 comments:

Lady Fi said...

That is simply lovely.

Denyse Whelan. said...

Wow. Gotta love a shot that comes from such a place..I cant even begin to understand some part of nature at all. Thank you for sharing!

Dancin Fool said...

Stunning shot and somewhat otherworldly.

Jutta.K said...

Wow, what a amazing photo!
Thanks vor linking with my challenge.
Nice to see you again
Best greetings

Margaret Adamson said...

thanks for the finfo and lovely image

NatureFootstep said...

nice catch! I have seen halos before but not quite like this. Congrats to the shot!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

A great sky and a little science lesson, perfect!

Thomas Lee said...

looks hypnotizing

Brooke Neal said...

I photographed my first one of these this summer. Very cool effect.

Martha Z said...

I love the see this kind of phenomena, great capture.

Lebensperlenzauber said...

Was für ein beeindruckendes Foto!!!
Wow, es zeigt uns das leuchtende Licht!!!
Toll so begrüßt zu werden!!!

Herzlichen Dank und liebe Grüße
von Monika

Amy Franks said...

really cool! I missed it.....

Rhonda Albom said...

Thanks for doing the research. I had no idea about ice crystals. Cool photo too, but it seems so much more interesting with that bit of research you did.

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

I have never seen something like this. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Powell River Books said...

An interesting shot. I always have trouble getting pictures at night to come out. - Margy

Spare Parts and Pics said...

A work of art!! Beautiful capture.

Ruth Daly said...

Gorgeous capture!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

how beautiful! i have a tendency to be lazy and just think of it all as magic. So thank you for your research... it is high time I learned.