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Monday, January 21, 2008

Moon Dog or Moon Halo

I've never seen one before have you?
This is a Moon Dog, or Moon Halo.
Now I'm in Central Kentucky, almost the middle of the State... so if you are anywhere close to me run outside and see if you can see this tonight!
I've called my friend Lana, who lives in TN and she could see it!

From what I understand, this means some bad weather is coming.


A few blurbs on Rings around the Moon tell the following findings.

Moon Ring Weather Folklore

Folklore has it that a ring around the moon signifies bad weather is coming, and in many cases this may be true. So how can rings around the moon be a predictor of weather to come?

The ice crystals that cover the halo signify high altitude, thin cirrus clouds that normally precede a warm front by one or two days. Typically, a warm front will be associated with a low pressure system which is commonly referred to as a storm.


It is believed that the number of stars within a moon halo indicate the number days before bad weather will arrive. Give it a try the next time you observe a moon halo.

I guess I need to plan on staying indoors for a few days huh!
Jean :)

4 comments:

Sylvia Anderson said...

Gosh...I sure hope you don't get any bad weather! Very cool pics though!!

Hallowed Hill Primitives said...

Nice pictures, Jean. Around here when we saw Moon Halos it meant it was going to snow.

Stay warm...........
Barb

Holly Tree Primitives said...

Awesome Photo Jean! I saw one here I think two years ago, and it was indeed followed by bad weather.

Hunker down Jean and stay warm!

~Michele

Lorraine said...

Now I know what a moon dog is!!:o)