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Old 12-03-14, 08:10 PM
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What's Up With The Moon Tonight?

So, I'm standing in my backyard and I look up at the sky and the Moon has a gigantic black ring around it. Like taking up 1/4 of the sky.

Google is no help, so I'm turning to fellow DVDTalkers to help me out.

Can anyone else see this? What the hell is it?

EDIT: Google does have the answer, as with all other things. Apparently something to do with ice crystals in the atmosphere when the temperature is right a light refraction or something or other. Sure looks cool though:


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Re: What's Up With The Moon Tonight?

This is regular when it's really cold. The sun does the same thing. Very commonplace in MN.
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That was the most obvious answer, I agree. But sometimes the less likely explanation turns out to be the right one.

Damn.
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Re: What's Up With The Moon Tonight?

It just exploded.
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Re: What's Up With The Moon Tonight?

It's HAL. He knows.
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Re: What's Up With The Moon Tonight?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/22%C2%B0_halo
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Re: What's Up With The Moon Tonight?

This is due to what happened today. The Earth's orbit changed and we are slowly starting to move towards the sun and will burn up in about 6 months. However the media has been too focused on Ferguson and stuff to bother reporting on it.
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Re: What's Up With The Moon Tonight?

A black ring, you say? Is Ray Rice currently dating the moon?
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Re: What's Up With The Moon Tonight?

I never seen that before but that looks amazing! Nice pic.
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Re: What's Up With The Moon Tonight?

Originally Posted by Strevlac View Post

EDIT: Google does have the answer, as with all other things. Apparently something to do with ice crystals in the atmosphere when the temperature is right a light refraction or something or other. Sure looks cool though:
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Re: What's Up With The Moon Tonight?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon_dog
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Re: What's Up With The Moon Tonight?

The pic captures the moon beautifully.. it looks ethereal! I guess it's just something to do with the cold.
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Re: What's Up With The Moon Tonight?

A space dragon is about to hatch from it and lay another moon exactly the same size of the previous moon. Yes the moon is a egg.
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Re: What's Up With The Moon Tonight?

Quick! Someone play their Ocarina of Time!
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Re: What's Up With The Moon Tonight?

Originally Posted by General Zod View Post
This is due to what happened today. The Earth's orbit changed and we are slowly starting to move towards the sun and will burn up in about 6 months. However the media has been too focused on Ferguson and stuff to bother reporting on it.
Damn, I'll be eligible to retire in six months. Can't they slow the move to the sun down a bit?
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Moon dogs? So that's where the master dogs all went. They're up on the moon now.
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Re: What's Up With The Moon Tonight?

Great photo, although I have seen halos around the moon several times, this is a really great photo and I want to say thank you for posting it.
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Re: What's Up With The Moon Tonight?

What?

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Re: What's Up With The Moon Tonight?

^ Wrong angle.

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