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Saw this odd cloud formation last night when I went out for a quick ciggie. The clouds had cleared in an almost perfect circle around the moon. Nipped back in for the tripod, camera and 10-20mm lens.

If anyone knows what this phenomena is all about, I'd be interested to know!

Really is worth viewing large (IMHO, and whilst my free e2 lasts!).

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:10-20mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Moon Ring, Skye.
Username:jimthistle73 jimthistle73
Uploaded:30 Dec 2009 - 9:46 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Night / low light
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Mari
Mari e2 Member 111825 forum postsMari vcard Wales
30 Dec 2009 - 9:48 AM

link

This may explain it.

Gorgeous shot, well captured

Mari

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jimthistle73
jimthistle73 e2 Member 102428 forum postsjimthistle73 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2009 - 9:51 AM

Cheers Mari - just been looking at that page in your link, and yes, that's what it looks like!

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theend
theend e2 Member 5theend vcard United Kingdom
30 Dec 2009 - 9:59 AM

It's a braw bricht moonlicht nicht

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2009 - 10:02 AM

Marvellous shot, Jamie. I have certainly never seen anything like this. Very well captured.
Ronnie.

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Imagephotographics
Imagephotographics e2 Member 5Imagephotographics vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2009 - 10:07 AM

Excellent shot - the sky's have certainly been fabulous this past week or so.

Chris

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Steve Cribbin
Steve Cribbin e2 Member 1149 forum postsSteve Cribbin vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2009 - 10:11 AM

It must be good to have just seen this effect, but to have done such a great job of capturing it is excellent. Including the ground details adds so much to this image and makes it very appealing as well as interesting. Great work.

Steve

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andy_AHG
andy_AHG e2 Member 5106 forum postsandy_AHG vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2009 - 10:19 AM

Smashing shot Jim. The ring around the moon is known as a corona and is caused by the refraction of light through ice crystals in the earth's atmosphere.

Andy

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porty2003
porty2003 e2 Member 1197 forum postsporty2003 vcard Scotland
30 Dec 2009 - 10:20 AM

Smashing shot,there was the same 'phenomenon' down here in Lothian about 6 weeks ago.I dont have the explanation thoughSmile

John

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jimthistle73
jimthistle73 e2 Member 102428 forum postsjimthistle73 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2009 - 11:02 AM

Cheers folks for comments. I've just managed to find one with a straight horizon - surprised no-one brought it up Wink

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jazzygf
jazzygf e2 Member 11537 forum postsjazzygf vcard Scotland
30 Dec 2009 - 2:02 PM

Yes saw this last night also walking the dogs. Pity my camera was in the house was a wierd sight. Im in Ayrshire

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Diana
Diana e2 Member 82011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2009 - 1:02 AM

Yep, its a Cirrostratus cloud

nice capture

Diana

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Luciajo
Luciajo e2 Member 5Luciajo vcard United Kingdom
15 Jan 2010 - 4:33 PM

amazing shot, well captured, interesting its like QI this site!

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2012 - 1:35 AM

Spot on exposure. Excellent shot.
Matt

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