Heavenly Halo

By: Doug Zubenel


Region: Americas

Site: Kansas - USA

Date: 2010 January 26

While preparing for an evening of viewing the planet Mars, high clouds passing by the gibbous moon create a beautiful 22 degree lunar halo. The three brightest stars - Capella, Aldebaran and Betelgeuse - are all framed within, and the Pleaides lies in the west side of this eye-catching ring of light. Doug Zubenel

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