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smudger
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Blue aura around the moon

Post by smudger » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:20 pm

Can't recall seeing this before, but just went out closing shutters etc befor retiring, looked up at the moon and there's a beautiful blue aura around it. Sadly my iPad is not up to capturing it, totally lost. My camera hasn't been used for donkeys years so by the time I charge it both the moon and the aura will have disappeared!! Shame, as its beautiful, no idea what's causing it.
I look to one of you better informed skywatchers.

Al would have known 😪

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Re: Blue aura around the moon

Post by STELIOSBWFC » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:45 pm

Think it is ice in the atmosphere surrounding the moon. Please correct me if I am wrong.

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Re: Blue aura around the moon

Post by smudger » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:52 pm

I've no idea Stelios, but ice in the temperatures the world is experiencing at the moment??

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Re: Blue aura around the moon

Post by cyprusmax47 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:03 am

smudger wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:20 pm
Can't recall seeing this before, but just went out closing shutters etc befor retiring, looked up at the moon and there's a beautiful blue aura around it. Sadly my iPad is not up to capturing it, totally lost. My camera hasn't been used for donkeys years so by the time I charge it both the moon and the aura will have disappeared!! Shame, as its beautiful, no idea what's causing it.
I look to one of you better informed skywatchers.

Al would have known 😪
Perhaps something to do with the partial eclipse, which will happen tonight...

https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/cyprus/nicosia

Max

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Re: Blue aura around the moon

Post by DavidatLWH » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:05 am

STELIOSBWFC wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:45 pm
Think it is ice in the atmosphere surrounding the moon. Please correct me if I am wrong.
It's caused by ice crystals in the Earth's atmosphere.

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Re: Blue aura around the moon

Post by smudger » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:31 am

Just off to bed, watching the final news of the night which mentioned the eclipse. Popped out on to patio and there it was. Just love this stuff. Awesome! Sorry, no technology capable of filming it, but loads on tv!!

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