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
Posted 20 October 2018 - 10:08 PM
Generally speaking, a ring about the moon or sun indicates that precipitation is soon to follow.
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!
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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Posted 25 October 2018 - 12:49 PM
There's more on lunar and solar halos at these URLs:
I'm attaching a photo of a 22-degree lunar halo that I took last December.
Posted 25 October 2018 - 01:00 PM