Corona around the moon -  These colorful rings of a lunar corona appear when we see the moon through a very thin cloud of similarly-sized water droplets - Photo by Sergio Emilio Montúfar Codoñer of Argentina.

Corona around the moon - These colorful rings of a lunar corona appear when we see the moon through a very thin cloud of similarly-sized water droplets - Photo by Sergio Emilio Montúfar Codoñer of Argentina.

Ring around the Moon! The rings are caused by moonlight refracting off of ice crystals high in the atmosphere. Folklore says that a ring around the moon means that there's a storm coming.

Ring around the Moon! The rings are caused by moonlight refracting off of ice crystals high in the atmosphere. Folklore says that a ring around the moon means that there's a storm coming.

Lunar Halo - What is That Ring Around the Moon?

Why Is There a Beautiful Ring Around the Moon?

Ice crystals suspended in the air refract light from the Moon, and due to their geometry they create a ring around it.

Ice crystals suspended in the air refract light from the Moon, and due to their geometry they create a ring around it.

Why Is There a Beautiful Ring Around the Moon?: A lunar halo is caused by ice particles in the earth's atmosphere, as seen in this photo taken in Tromsø, Norway.

Why Is There a Beautiful Ring Around the Moon?

Why Is There a Beautiful Ring Around the Moon?: A lunar halo is caused by ice particles in the earth's atmosphere, as seen in this photo taken in Tromsø, Norway.

Ring around the Moon from Costa Rica. Image credit: Bruce Thomson

Ring around the Moon from Costa Rica. Image credit: Bruce Thomson

Annular Solar Eclipse September 1, 2016 | The solar eclipse of September will be especially spectacular. So this date points to not miss: September 1, 2016. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the moon is so far from Earth that its apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun, thus blocking most of sunlight but leaving a ring of light. Thus, during the annular solar eclipse on September 1 the sky will not become completely dark, but will be a ring of light around the silhouette of the new…

Annular Solar Eclipse September 1, 2016 | The solar eclipse of September will be especially spectacular. So this date points to not miss: September 1, 2016. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the moon is so far from Earth that its apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun, thus blocking most of sunlight but leaving a ring of light. Thus, during the annular solar eclipse on September 1 the sky will not become completely dark, but will be a ring of light around the silhouette of the new…

Beautiful, enormous moon halo  Ring around the moon over Horsham, Australia on April 13, 2016. Photo by Lynton Brown.

Beautiful, enormous moon halo Ring around the moon over Horsham, Australia on April 13, 2016. Photo by Lynton Brown.

A photographer captured a bird silhouetted by the partially-eclipsed sun over southern Lebanon. Sky gazers around the world were treated to this rare hybrid solar eclipse in which an annular solar eclipse (when the only visible part of the sun appears as a bright ring around the moon) transitions into a total solar eclipse (when the moon completely blocks the sun).  Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/beautiful-science-pictures-2013-11?op=1#ixzz2nnq4rkrO

The Most Jaw-Dropping Science Pictures Of 2013

A photographer captured a bird silhouetted by the partially-eclipsed sun over southern Lebanon. Sky gazers around the world were treated to this rare hybrid solar eclipse in which an annular solar eclipse (when the only visible part of the sun appears as a bright ring around the moon) transitions into a total solar eclipse (when the moon completely blocks the sun). Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/beautiful-science-pictures-2013-11?op=1#ixzz2nnq4rkrO

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