2010 11 20 Lunar Aureole

I love this time of the year when sun dogs and lunar aureoles are in abundance. Explanation of Lunar Aureoles

Light is diffracted by tiny droplets of water in the atmosphere creating these beautiful scenes. The droplet size, shape, and light wavelength all determine the outcome of the corona. The smaller the water droplets in the atmosphere, the larger the diameter of the ring around the Moon or the Sun.

Remember to look up!

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~ by Erika Rix on November 20, 2010.

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