APOD: Sandy and the Moon Halo (2024 Jun 20)

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APOD: Sandy and the Moon Halo (2024 Jun 20)

Post by APOD Robot » Thu Jun 20, 2024 4:06 am

Image Sandy and the Moon Halo

Explanation: Last April's Full Moon shines through high clouds near the horizon, casting shadows in this garden-at-night skyscape. Along with canine sentinel Sandy watching the garden gate, the wide-angle snapshot also captured the bright Moon's 22 degree ice halo. But June's bright Full Moon will cast shadows too. This month, the Moon's exact full phase occurs at 01:08 UTC June 22. That's a mere 28 hours or so after today's June solstice (at 20:51 UTC June 20), the moment when the Sun reaches its maximum northern declination. Known to some as a Strawberry Moon, June's Full Moon is at its southernmost declination, and of course will create its own 22 degree halos in hazy night skies.

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Re: APOD: Sandy and the Moon Halo (2024 Jun 20)

Post by khh » Fri Jun 21, 2024 1:31 am

Where was this taken?