Posted by alan la ruste on January 29, 2018, 9:53 pm
has anyone seen the moon tonight?there is a huge ring around it, no!, i am not drunk, please have a look, and tell me what it is.
Re: the moon
Posted by James Goring on January 30, 2018, 6:58 am, in reply to "Re: the moon" Edited by administrator Admin1 January 30, 2018, 7:00 am
The ring around the Moon is caused by the refraction of Moonlight (which of course is reflected sunlight) from ice crystals in the upper atmosphere. The shape of the ice crystals results in a focusing of the light into a ring.