Thursday, February 28, 2013

Moon ring

The other evening when putting out some rubbish, I was amazed to see this huge ring around the moon. Somewhere along my life's journey I've heard it said that mariners and farmers recognise this as a sign of  coming rain:  sure enough, it rained almost continuously throughout the following day!

This shot shows its relationship to our adjacent properties.
(The sky was actually black, but the ring didn't show up on the auto setting, so I tried some other options and this is the result (apart from slight cropping) straight out of the camera.

Joining Skywatch Friday at http://skyley.blogspot.com.au/

9 comments:

ladyfi said...

Wow - what an amazing sight. Fabulous shots!

Tina´s PicStory said...

wow! what a stunning pic! :)

HansHB said...

Awesome!

Karen said...

Great shots, that's what they say about the ring around the moon - rain.

Lina Gustina said...

Woooww! Stunning moon ring; looks perfect!

http://www.womenandperspectives.com/2013/03/sky-watch-triple-jaws-cloud.html

Karen said...

Fabulous shots!

Ebie said...

I will keep an eye of the moon ring. We need rain here.

Artlover said...

Very exciting. I've never seen anything like this on the moon.

Stewart M said...

Nice picture - one day I'll get to see a Moonbow - the nighttime version of a rainbow.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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