Ever seen a ring around the sun or moon? It's quite a sight, and of course, anytime I've experienced this, I haven't had my camera on me. So last night after an amazing collaborative painting session with a friend, we stepped out into the night to encounter an entire ring surrounding a waxing gibbous moon. It was magnificent, and moreover, privately synchronistic for me in this particular time in my life.
So what causes this? According to earthsky.org, "...halos are a sign of high thin cirrus clouds drifting 20,000 feet or more above our heads." Ah, so perhaps there is some truth to the old wives' tale, "ring around the moon means rain soon"!
I decided that if, by the time I got home last night, if the halo was still visible, I'd definitely get my camera out. And it was. YES! It's not every day I shoot the moon!