Mooney Sunday

 

HALF MOON HALO: This weekend, the Moon is only half full. Nevertheless, it’s a good time to watch for lunar halos. “I saw one last night,” reports Noel Keating, who sends this picture from Ballintra, Co Donegal , Ireland:

“What a vivid halo!” says Keating. “With only a half Moon, I was able to see stars shining brightly inside the ring. They were not washed out by lunar glare. I was really surprised that the halo itself was so intense, as this is the type of halo you normally get only with a full Moon.”

Moon halos are created by ice crystals in high clouds, which catch rays of moonlight and bend them into a 22o ring. Bright full Moons are great at making these halos, but as Keating has shown, a full Moon is not required. Half is plenty.

@ SPACEWEATHER

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14 Responses to Mooney Sunday

  1. Den says:

    Alert! Alert! Upcoming Hard Hat Event!

    Tiangong-1 to reenter March 30 to April 3

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  2. °¿º Carol says:

    I went to the March For Our Lives yesterday in Lansing. We marched along w/ everyone else from a parking lot to the capitol. It was cold, we were home by 12:30. There were not as many there as for the Women’s March, or that last one we went to which I can’t recall what it was called.

    I was elated to see how many were in Washington D.C. though. Those Parkland kids, and kids everywhere, have to keep up the pressure and I’m sure they will. They are nothing like the politicians that dance around every question put to them, then do nothing about anything. These kids zero in like laser pointers on what must be done, and with a modicum of words. They aren’t taking any shit.

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  3. °¿º Carol says:

    I DVRed the Stormy Daniels interview so I wouldn’t have to watch commercials. Started to watch it at 9:00 and it was basketball that had run over so I only got to see the first 20 minutes. Whatever was left, I probably didn’t miss anything.

    I watched Downfall this afternoon, about HItler’s last days before he offed himself. I saw shades of Trump in Hitler’s outbursts, and ideas. Can’t escape weirdo Trump from entering my mind. Sheesh.

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  4. David B. Benson says:

    The now usual Sunday route in an estimated 85 minutes. A touch of graupel just at the start. Just one bird.

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  5. Den says:

    Friends don’t let their goats drink corn liquor, here’s why:

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  6. Micki says:

    Here’s a touch of insanity…Rick Santorum suggesting that kids learn CPR to aid other kids who’ve been shot…and stop marching and asking others to solve their problems for them. Chop, chop! Learn CPR! Problem solved you little whiners!

    How on earth can any alleged human *think* that way? I just don’t get it.

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  7. Den says:

    “How on earth can any alleged human *think* that way?”

    Living in an imaginary bubble helps.

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