A three-ringed lunar corona 22.1.2013

Observed phenomena: Lunar corona
Date: 22.1.2013
Time: 18:30-18:50
Observing place: Kuru, Ylöjärvi, Finland
Observing method: Photography
Technical information about photographing equipment: Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS

Description: a corona appeared in stratocumulus -clouds around the Moon in the sky of Seitseminen National Park tonight. When observing with naked eye, I could discern two rings around the Moon at best. I tried to observe and photograph a multi-ringed corona, and I waited for homogenous enough clouds to appear and make a nice corona. After waiting for a while, the multi-ringed corona appeared in the clouds, and I was able to take the photos that I wanted to take! When viewing the photos on the screen of my computer, I found also a third, faint ring around the Moon!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s