Cold Weather Lunar Ring (Lunar-bow)

I thought I’d share a couple photos I took recently for fun.

Lunar-bowThe first one is a refraction of moonlight through ice crystals in the atmosphere. It was very cool to see. This image was taken with a 30 second exposure with our Nikon D60.  I found more info describing this phenomenon here.

 

Night snow I also took another one a couple weeks ago after the snow storm hit us pretty hard. I live in the Midwest, and we typically don’t see this kind of snow. This image was taken a few nights later when the snow had time to melt a little and then re-crystallize on the surface.

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