Ring around the Moon?
Last night I saw a large ring around the moon and there were no clouds in the sky. What does this mean? What is it?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
The ring is called a Halo, Ice bow (like rain bow) or Moon dog (like sun dog) and is caused by the refraction and reflection of moonlight by ice crystals high in the atmosphere.
I have heard that these were used in past times to forecast the weather, but I'd never heard what kind of weather they meant you should expect.
www.weather-photography.com is a good site if you really want to get into the details.Source(s): www.weather-photography.com/album.php?cat=optics&subcat=halo_22
- KarenLv 44 years ago
I've seen those a few; always during a full moon. I don't think there's any significance to it but with me being a crab, full moons always have a way of spoiling my day! Oh, I just made level 3! K, Peace...
- SparklesLv 71 decade ago
My mother has always studied the weather for a hobby. She says that a ring around the moon means that it will rain in one day. She has shown me as many as three, and in three days time it did in fact rain.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Its moonlight reflecting off of ice crystals in the upper atmosphere.
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- doktordbelLv 51 decade ago
I was told this is caused by moisture in area surrounding the moon. Don't know if this is true or not.
- SandyspacecaseLv 71 decade ago
Somethings going to happen! not really. It is ice crystals in the atmosphere.That's the truth!
- 1 decade ago
Please note also that ring has not always a circular shape, sometimes it's elliptical because it follows the Moon's shape, someway.
- 1 decade ago
either you got tired eyes or it's pollution.