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Old Jun 10, 2004, 1:20 PM   #1
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this picture was taken spontaneously. i was at the beach one night with friends and i notive the rings on the moon. always a beautiful site. my friend who is from germany, she says she's never seen a ring circling the moon in her part of the world before,hmmm.. is this a pacific phenomenon?

anyway, this is isn't a complete ring because the coconut tree was blocking it but its a try.

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Very nicely done, Berto. A circle is still a circle even if something is blocking part of it such as a tree, so your photo is perfectly in tune with the challenge.

Rings around the moon aren't just a Pacific thing. I've seen them here, too, and I'm in New York State, which is close to the Atlantic. I can't remember what the atmospheric condition is that causes the phenomenon, but someone else here can probably tell us.
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Old Jun 10, 2004, 1:30 PM   #3
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Nice one berto, i've never seen the moon look like that. :-)
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Old Jun 10, 2004, 1:33 PM   #4
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I don't recall the common name for the phenomena but it is caused by ice crystals in the upper atmosphere.
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Old Jun 10, 2004, 1:35 PM   #5
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I don't recall the common name for the phenomena but it is caused by ice crystals in the upper atmosphere.
Yes! Once I saw you're explanation, I remembered. But the name of it? It eludes me, too.
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Old Jun 11, 2004, 12:54 AM   #6
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Weird, because the tree makes the picture look tropical, yet the moon sets a cold tone! Crazy! But GREAT picture! I love the rings around the moon.
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Old Jun 11, 2004, 4:24 AM   #7
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I've never seen such a thing but I found this for you.
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Old Jun 11, 2004, 7:19 AM   #8
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I've seen that effect here. You captured it nicely.
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Old Jun 11, 2004, 10:28 AM   #9
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i've seen that before too! it's very cool!(hhaha...that was bad...)

nice shot...
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