We heard from many friends in the Philippines that a beautiful lunar halo was shining in yesterday evening’s sky (January 13, 2014). Our friend Jv Noriega in Manila, who has contributed many wonderful photos to EarthSky, posted this shot of last night’s lunar halo enclosing both an airplane in flight and the planet Jupiter.
We’ve seen many lunar halo photos, but none more beautiful than this one! Thank you, Jv!
By the way, Jupiter will be even closer to the moon tonight (January 14), as seen from around the world. Halo or no halo, don’t miss it!
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.