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Stunning Photos Of The Mysterious Halo Around The Full ‘Beaver Moon’ On Monday

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Stunning Photos Of The Mysterious Halo Around The Full ‘Beaver Moon’ On Monday

The skies put on quite a show on Monday!

There was a gorgeous full Beaver Moon and a penumbral lunar eclipse during the early hours of Monday morning and it came with an ethereal halo around it. On top of that, some were lucky enough to see Mars within the glowing hoop. A penumbral lunar eclipse happens when the moon passes through the outer shadow of the Earth which dims it out and gives it a warmer glow. This year’s final one came with a stunning winter halo—also known as a moon ring or a 22-degree halo—which is caused by cold cirrus or cirrostratus clouds form high up in the atmosphere. The frosty clouds contain millions of ice crystals that refract and reflect light. So if you’re viewing it from a certain angle it will appear as a ring around the moon or the sun, according to EarthSky.

Needless to say, the optical phenomenon caused a wave of social media posts. Here are some of the stunning captures from SoCal and other parts of America.

Los Angeles

New York

Arlington

Montana

It was visible from other parts of the world too.

Turkey

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[Featured Image: Iris via Twitter]

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