Monday the 26th of October 2015 approx 9:30 pm I get a phone call from a friend telling me to get my camera and take a photo of the Moon, So I rush outside and see what looks like a circular cloud perfectly formed around the moon.
Straight away I jump in my car and grab my trusty Canon with tripod. I took a series of 6 photos at 20 second exposures of the Strange Halo Ring Around The Moon and then stitched them together using Microsoft’s ICE to share with the world. I quickly posted it on Facebook and then looked it up.
This is as true of a representation as I could capture with my camera, I thought for a moment that my lens needed cleaning but when I looked up again I noticed the same smudge-like patern in the sky. The Image was taken on Ipsos Beach right outside Sally’s Bar Corfu.
Rings around the Moon are caused when moonlight passes through thin clouds of ice crystals high in Earth’s atmosphere. As moonlight passes through the ice crystals, it is bent in a way similar to light passing through a lens. The shape of the ice crystals causes the moonlight to be focused into a ring.
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