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?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    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
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  • Karen
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    4 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...

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  • 1 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.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Its moonlight reflecting off of ice crystals in the upper atmosphere.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I was told this is caused by moisture in area surrounding the moon. Don't know if this is true or not.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Somethings going to happen! not really. It is ice crystals in the atmosphere.That's the truth!

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  • 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.

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  • 1 decade ago

    either you got tired eyes or it's pollution.

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