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Ring around the moon

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Walking in after Valentine's dinner, Feb. 14, moon is at 83%. I look up to see a large ring around the moon that continued to stay there through the night. What is the scientific reason for this? What is the folklore tale for such an occurance? Hmmm, took pictures, I am mighty puzzled and very curious! Somebody help explain!

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If I remember right,

the ring is refracted reflected sunlight off the moon caused by ice crystals in the earths upper atmosphere. Usually before a rain.

If you Google "ring around the moon" you will find awesome pictures of them.

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