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!


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