Moon halo

Moon halo

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Credit: MIKE THEISS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Moon halo. Halo of light around the Moon, known as a paraselene, or Moon dog. It is caused by the refraction (bending) of moonlight by ice crystals in cirrostratus clouds or fog. Photographed in Florida, USA.

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