For better or worse I dragged myself into work today – time and deadlines wait for no man!
Another Kangaroo Island shot – maybe I should get some form of commission from their Tourist Board!
This is a Moon Halo. It’s caused by light being refracted through six-sided crystals of ice floating in the upper atmosphere. Because the ice crystals are the same size and shape you end up with a regular pattern being perceived – in this case a circle.
I think of it as the same way as I think about rainbows – a splendid thing to see and no less splendid for knowing how its formed. Unweaving a rainbow – or in this case, unpacking a halo - never reduces its beauty.
You can find more sky shots from around the world at SkyWatch Friday.
Enjoy the Skies.