What makes a halo around the Moon?


23 November 2015

Astronomy Explorer and Scientist Keerthi Wickramaratna states that a colorful light ring around the moon indicates possibilities of rainy weather along with storms in the future. It was reported that a light ring similar to a rainbow was to be seen around the moon during the last few nights. It is further reported that in many areas the above was clearly visible in between 7 to 10 in the night. When Hiru queried regarding the above from Astronomer Keerthi Wickramaratna he stated that this was visible in instances when water vapor content was high in the atmosphere

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