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#1 Barlowbill

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 09:50 PM

what is the ring arung the moon that I am seing right now in Tulsa, Oklahoma?  Have seen it before and this time I spoke with my brother-in-law, lives 9,000 feet up on a mountain west of denver, and he does not see the ring.  Obviously it is atmosphereic but what is it?  Moisture?  we finally got clear sky after days of rain.  Thanks



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Posted 20 October 2018 - 10:08 PM

Generally speaking, a ring about the moon or sun indicates that precipitation is soon to follow.



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Posted 20 October 2018 - 10:17 PM

https://earthsky.org...around-the-moon

 

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#4 Barlowbill

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 10:24 PM

Thank you



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Posted 22 October 2018 - 08:38 AM

Thanks for posting that link.  Beautiful photos.  Interesting to learn what it is called.  I saw a magnificent one around the moon one night a few years ago, and I estimated the diameter of the circle to be about 45 degrees.  Seems I was pretty close!



#6 Jim4321

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Posted 25 October 2018 - 05:31 AM

Around here, old folklore has it that the number of stars showing in the moon's halo predicts the number of days until the next storm.

 

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#7 Dave Mitsky

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Posted 25 October 2018 - 12:49 PM

There's more on lunar and solar halos at these URLs:

https://www.atoptics...lo/circular.htm

https://www.atoptics...lo/circmoon.htm

http://ww2010.atmos....ce/halo/22.rxml

http://hyperphysics....s/moonhalo.html

 

I'm attaching a photo of a 22-degree lunar halo that I took last December.

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Posted 25 October 2018 - 01:00 PM

Here's a lunar halo that I photographed three years ago.

 

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