I was thinking of putting this in the Flight Platform, but being a discussion about something scientific, I thought I should put it here.
Anyway like I said over at the OMB, I was outside when I happened to notice that the sky was hazy. From previous experience, I knew that this was most likely due to the formation of ice crystals in the high atmosphere. These situations often create moon halos/rings.
It looks more like lensflares then anything else to me. I never heard of the phenomena really, my science magazine would have mentioned it by now as they do a monthly column on 'the night sky'. I can see its not an 'onion' link but is this one of your jokes again? A moon dog? Comeon... Hmm, it does appear in other sources... Still the idea is bizarre and the sight of it would probably just make me go polish my glasses. Very weird. Oh well, I wouldn't believe in the possibility of the aurora borealis phenomena either if it wasn't so well documented... lol That reminds me, I still have to SEE the Aurora Borealis sometime, and a complete solar eclipse and Halley's comet (Yes I intend to live long)...
I knew those prank threads would ruin my credibility...
Anyway, I learned about them back in my Astronomy classes. I never even knew about them until the professor talked about it. Then I began looking up at the moon when I could so that I might catch them. So far, I've been able to catch the moon halo about three times. It may happen more often, but I don't look up at the full moon all that often.
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