Moon halo over Pikes Peak

This ring around the moon is called a 22-degree halo by skywatchers. The mountain below is Pikes Peak, in Colorado, the highest summit of the southern Front Range of the Rockies.

The nearly full moon with a large white ring around it over a mountain landscape.

View larger. | Image via Joe Randall.

Wow! Joe Randall said he captured this gorgeous lunar halo on November 6, 2019, from a road overlooking Cascade, Colorado. He wrote:

The glow under the clouds to the left is Colorado Springs. And, of course, that is Pikes Peak in the center.

Thank you, Joe!

Read more: What makes a halo around the sun or moon?

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