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Soumyadeep Mukherjee
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
10:16 pm

Equipment Details:

Nikon D5600, Tokina 11-16mm atx-i Lens

Post-processing Details:

Adobe Camera Raw, Photoshop

Image Details:

Lunar Halo(s) encircling Jupiter and Saturn.

On 21st August 2021, around 10:16 PM, I came across these beautiful halos around the moon along with Jupiter and Saturn. However, there are more than one halos around the moon and it is probably not a (not so) regular 22° halo. I did a bit of reading and found a similar image captured by Greg Redfern in 2017 on an article by Deborah Byrd (Earthsky). According to Les Cowley (Atmospheric Optics), there were a total of 4 halos at 9°, 18°, 20° and 23°. However, I'm not exactly sure if they are similar in nature.

This image is a stack of 3 images taken at 11mm with Nikon D5600 and Tokina 11-16mm ATX-i lens from Kolkata.