Day 455, The Ring

It’s beautiful, surreal and kind of foreboding to see the moon circled in that ethereal glow. This is how the moon rose this evening over Holdfast Shores in Glenelg.

The ring of light you see is caused by the moon’s light passing through ice crystals high in Earth’s atmosphere. The light is bent in a way similar to a lens and the shape of the ice crystals causes the moonlight to be focused into a ring.

I missed the amazing sunset this evening but happy to have captured this image instead, an image which I have wanted to create for a long time now

Photo: Robert Rath, ‘Day 455, The Ring’ 30s f/7.1 ISO800 19mm

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