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Jonathan Citron
Whitetop Mountain
07:56 pm

Equipment Details:

Sony A7RII camera with TTArtisan 11mm F2.8 Fisheye Lens,
10s exposure @3200 ISO F2.8

Post-processing Details:

Light editing in Adobe Lightroom to adjust Highlights and Shadows.

Image Details:

In this fisheye view while camping near Whitetop Mountain here in Virginia, the states 2nd highest peak, I noticed some nice optical ice halos forming around the Moon. Here you can see a bright rainbow colored Moondog with a very bright partial Parselenic Circle, which at one point of the night made a full 360 degree circle around the sky. Beautiful. The moon was accompanied this night by Jupiter and Saturn and the top of the Milky Ways Galactic center setting to the right.