Halo around the Moon - what is it ?

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Halo around the Moon - what is it ?

Postby Brutie » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:03 pm

9th January , Thursday evening about 9.30 pm shortly after the CME hit Earth.

I took a look outside. Despite slightly hazy skies with some patchy cloud, the Moon looked nice and bright .

But I did also see what I would describe as a dramatic very large circular halo all around the Moon . I'd say its radius was about 20 degrees (actually two fist widths at arms length). It was a complete circle rather like a smoke ring. Initially I thought it was a hole in the clouds and the Moonshine was reflecting off the cloud hole edge or something , but I think it was too regular a shape to be that. The Moon looked like a bullseye in the middle of the ring !

I have never seen anything like this before , and it was rather spooky and exciting. Can anyone suggest what this might be ?

I am in Southern Portugal on hols in case location couls be a factor.

Regards, Brutie

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