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Image of the Week
IOTW for 9 February 2015
Image Of The Week
The Pilgrimage - Lord of the Ring

This beautiful image shows a Moon Halo over the Church of the Good Shepherd, located at Lake Tekapo on New Zealand's South Island. A Moon Halo, or 22deg Halo, is caused by light refracting off millions of tiny ice particles in the atmosphere - usually when there is high cirrus cloud. In folklore, Moon Halo's were warning signs of an approaching storm, however high cirrus clouds can occur without a weather change.

Previous Images of the Week


 
Date Author Title
25 Nov Dennis ISS Transit of the Moon
24 Sep JohnW International Observe the Moon Night
17 Sep CapturingTheNight Aurora Australis from Goats Bluff
08 Sep marco The Gorgeous Couple NGC2451 and NGC2477
20 Aug Maurice NGC7009 - Saturn Nebula
02 Jul dylan_odonnell ISS Transit over the Moon
25 Jun Stefan Buda Saturn captured from Melbourne
02 Mar colinmlegg Alpha Centaurids at 40,000 ft
09 Feb ourkind The Pilgrimage - Lord of the Ring
05 Jan philiphart Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2
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