How often does one find the the time or even the interest to stop and look at the moon properly?
We see a big round balloon shape, may be notice the craters along the moons surface or see the glow around it, and when the moon is out in all it’s full glory then come all the usual jokes that it’s a full moon tonight and that means strange things happen at the time of the full moon, werewolves and all that…I’m sure you get the idea.
The past couple of nights (and this morning) I have been fascinated by the appearance of the moon, not just the moon itself but the immediate sky around it. With winter getting a grip in the UK these past couple of weeks, it means of course bitterly cold early mornings and nights, and that creeping frost. So of course with that comes the clearer skies.
I learnt something new tonight on my way home from work. I couldn’t resist stopping and taking a few photos, the sight before me was beautifully stunning, as I did stop a guy came to my side and commented that what I was seeing was a rare sight. I think he must be a science teacher or something similar. But he briefly explained to me that what I was seeing around the moon and in the moons reflection and the rainbow to the side of it was the actual formation of ice crystals. All a bit to technical for me……all I knew was that it was a beautiful sight and one worth capturing on camera.
Anyway, hope you like the photos.
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