Friday, February 5, 2010

Moon Aura Skywatch

The full moon on Saturday night lit up the Brisbane sky with a giant aura surrounding it. So big that my lens, a foot off the ground at 18mm, could only just fit it in. I've never really noticed these auras before so went online to try and find out more about them but nothing concrete came up. Does anyone have any ideas on what causes this to happen?

See more skies posted today from around the world at Skywatch Friday.

15 comments:

Gwendolyn L said...

This is a beautiful caputure. Great composition and nice color. I'll have to try this. I don't know what causes the aura.

Sylvia K said...

Awesome shot! Beautiful colors and great composition! I've read a few things, but nothing very concrete for me either! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Jossie said...

Can't help you either, but it is an amazing photo.

theoldboathouse said...

Can't help you but the photo is amazing.. I would think it has something to do with atmospheric gases...but that is a guess and based on no actual knowledge at all.. Love your blog, have just found it cheers Katherine

Guy D said...

Sun dogs!!! I love this pic.

All the best
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Annie said...

Try MOON HALO, Cara, when you google...you'll find it under there! I saw and photographed a sun halo once...similar thing. Formed by ice crystals..?

Ann said...

I've never seen anything like that.

Hilda said...

I have no idea either, but it's awesome!

Happy Friday and happy weekend!

J Bar said...

a bit spooky
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Joanna said...

A coincidence - I was just reading about these a week or so ago, but have never seen one. Your picture is beautiful!

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/atmos/moonhalo.html

Eric said...

Looks very Spooky to me, great shot, well done!!!

Happy SWF.

Eric

Hagen på Granheim said...

Fabulous photo. Interesting with the ring around the moon!

Have a happy weekend :)

plainstufftoo said...

great photo -- enjoy the unique colors too

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Awesome capture, just stunning. It seems the moon last week caught alot of our eyes, I took it too for SWF, but mine was on fire!

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