Sunday, March 04, 2012

Moon halo spotted (Toronto)

I went for a little walk. Enjoyed the bright planets to the west. Dropped an item in the mail box to the north. As I began the return trip, heading south now, I noted a large halo around the Moon. Gloved hand as meter stick, the halo ring was about 20° from Luna. Quite bright to the north-west and south-east. With a hint of colour. Very pretty. I sent a message, once back home, to the RASC Yahoo!Group.

It's barely detectable in this photo. Shot with a FujiFilm FinePix J20 in fireworks mode (2 seconds) at ISO 100 with the timer on a teeny tiny tripod.

Bill posted photos (in the RASC Y! Photos area) from his roof cam.

Katrina posted a photo on twitter.

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