(Crystal A. Proxmire, 1/20/2011)
Ferndalians up in the middle of a Wednesday night (working hard on news articles perhaps) might have had a chance to see a beautiful sight – a lunar halo.
According to Farmer’s Almanac.com (http://www.farmersalmanac.com/astronomy/2009/08/17/ring-around-the-moon) a lunar halo is not uncommon, and it can be an indicator of rain or snow on the way. Light passes through crystals in the clouds at a 22 degree angle, giving the appearance of a ring around the moon of 22 degrees.
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