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Old February 9th 06, 08:50 PM
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Hi everybody

Tonight in clear skies I saw an enormous 'hole' around the moon.

The hole was kilometres wide and was perfectly spherical in shape, at the 'edge' of this 'hole' there was a 'thick halo'. I have never seen anything like this and attempted to get a picture as a record, but to no avail.

I currently live in Ukraine, and the 'hole' was visible there at 9.30 CET

Does anybody know of an event like this, if so, what was the 'hole', how was it created etc.
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Old February 10th 06, 03:36 AM
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Hi everybody

Tonight in clear skies I saw an enormous 'hole' around the moon.

The hole was kilometres wide and was perfectly spherical in shape, at the 'edge' of this 'hole' there was a 'thick halo'. I have never seen anything like this and attempted to get a picture as a record, but to no avail.

I currently live in Ukraine, and the 'hole' was visible there at 9.30 CET

Does anybody know of an event like this, if so, what was the 'hole', how was it created etc.
We get that effect here in Canada sometimes in the winter. We call them Moon Dogs, and I think they're caused by ice crystals high up in the atmosphere.
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starman wrote:

Hi everybody

Tonight in clear skies I saw an enormous 'hole' around the moon.

The hole was kilometres wide and was perfectly spherical in shape, at
the 'edge' of this 'hole' there was a 'thick halo'. I have never seen
anything like this and attempted to get a picture as a record, but to
no avail.


It's probably a "moondog" or lunar halo, an effect of moonlight hitting
ice crystals in the upper atmosphe
http://www.spacew.com/gallery/image004574.html
They are fairly common here in North Dakota USA.

Pat

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starman :

Hi everybody

Tonight in clear skies I saw an enormous 'hole' around the moon.

The hole was kilometres wide and was perfectly spherical in shape, at
the 'edge' of this 'hole' there was a 'thick halo'. I have never seen
anything like this and attempted to get a picture as a record, but to
no avail.

I currently live in Ukraine, and the 'hole' was visible there at 9.30
CET

Does anybody know of an event like this, if so, what was the 'hole',
how was it created etc.


You mean like this?
http://www.spaceweather.com/swpod200...b06/cullen.jpg

Go to http://www.spaceweather.com then on the right hand side view the
archive of February 8 2006 for a full explaination.

Earl Colby Pottinger

PS. Go to http://www.sundog.clara.co.uk/atoptics/phenom.htm for more info.

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starman wrote:

:Hi everybody
:
:Tonight in clear skies I saw an enormous 'hole' around the moon.
:
:The hole was kilometres wide and was perfectly spherical in shape, at
:the 'edge' of this 'hole' there was a 'thick halo'. I have never seen
:anything like this and attempted to get a picture as a record, but to
:no avail.
:
:I currently live in Ukraine, and the 'hole' was visible there at 9.30
:CET
:
oes anybody know of an event like this, if so, what was the 'hole',
:how was it created etc.

Ice crystals in the upper atmosphere, probably.

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Hi everybody

Tonight in clear skies I saw an enormous 'hole' around the moon.

The hole was kilometres wide and was perfectly spherical in shape, at
the 'edge' of this 'hole' there was a 'thick halo'. I have never seen
anything like this and attempted to get a picture as a record, but to
no avail.

I currently live in Ukraine, and the 'hole' was visible there at 9.30
CET

Does anybody know of an event like this, if so, what was the 'hole',
how was it created etc.


Did it look something like this?
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap000515.html

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Old April 4th 06, 06:36 AM
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Hi everybody

Tonight in clear skies I saw an enormous 'hole' around the moon.

The hole was kilometres wide and was perfectly spherical in shape, at the 'edge' of this 'hole' there was a 'thick halo'. I have never seen anything like this and attempted to get a picture as a record, but to no avail.

I currently live in Ukraine, and the 'hole' was visible there at 9.30 CET

Does anybody know of an event like this, if so, what was the 'hole', how was it created etc.
Try to get someone to explain why we only see one side of the moon
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Tonight in clear skies I saw an enormous 'hole' around the moon.

Uh, did it look like this?

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap000515.html

The hardest part about these things is trying to describe just what
was seen...

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kapow wrote:

Try to get someone to explain why we only see one side of the moon



What he saw was a textbook-perfect case of a "moondog" -lunar light
being refracted by ice crystals in the upper atmosphere.
Nothing strange about that at all, I've seen it myself dozens of times.
It's not common, but does occur at the more northern latitudes from time
to time.

Pat
(North Dakota)

 




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