“When halo rings the moon or sun, rain’s approaching on the run”
This morning as I was leaving for work I looked up into the early morning sky and noticed a perfect “ring” around the full moon. What a beautiful sight to see on a crisp morning. This “ring” is actually caused by ice crystals contained in a thin vale of cirrostratus clouds
. The moonlight passing through these crystals give the effect of a ring or halo around the moon. In folklore this means that there is a change in the weather coming, such as snow or rain. This belief actually has some truth to it.
I wonder how many people took notice of this manifestation? How many stopped and gazed at this incredible sight. I’d be willing to bet not many. Nowadays most people look at something such as this without even giving it a moment’s notice or a single thought. It’s really a shame that many don’t stand in awe of nature’s many wonderful displays.Moon FolklorePhoto courtesy Hustvedt
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