A 22° lunar halo over Dunstanburgh Castle on Northumberland coast in the UK

A 22° lunar halo over Dunstanburgh Castle on Northumberland coast in the UK Stock Photo
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Contributor:

Northern Nights Photography / Alamy Stock Photo

Image ID:

HE1A4K

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48.8 MB (2.9 MB Compressed download)

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Dimensions:

4885 x 3490 px | 41.4 x 29.5 cm | 16.3 x 11.6 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

11 December 2016

Location:

Dunstanburgh Castle, Northumberland, UK

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This photograph shows a 22° moon halo over Dunstanburgh Castle in Northumberland UK. A 22° halo is a halo, one type of optical phenomenon, forming a circle with a radius of approximately 22° around the Sun or Moon (in which case it is also called a moon ring or winter halo). It forms as the sun- or moonlight is refracted in millions of hexagonal ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere. The halo is large; the radius is roughly the size of an outstretched hand at arm's length !