Lunar pollen corona 8./9.6.2012

Observed phenomena: Pollen corona
Light source: Moon
Origin: Pine pollen

Date: 8./9.6.2012
Time: 01:20-01:50
Observing place: Ikaalinen, Finland
Observing method: Photography
Technical information about photographing equipment: Camera: Canon EOS 1000D, lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm, L80/400mm

I was driving back to Seitseminen, and I decided to have a break in Ikaalinen. Meanwhile, I gazed the sky for noctilucent clouds, but I couldn’t see anything. Instead, I was able to observe a rather rare lunar pollen corona! The pollen species that caused this pollen corona, was propably pine pollen. Pollen coronas are common phenomena in high latitudes during summer, but lunar pollen corona is a rather rare phenomena.


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