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January 3, 2010

UTM Image of the Month — January 2010

Filed under: Photography,UTM Updates — Mike U @ 4:02 pm

January 2010

“Catch the Halo” — A Spectacular Lunar Halo Over Southwestern Kansas

The night sky can occasionally put on an amazing show when you least expect it. I was notified by a Dodge City friend of a “ring around the Moon” shortly after midnight on a late December evening. A very thin veil of Cirrostratus cloud cover was moving into western Kansas ahead of a winter storm system — providing this brilliant halo around the near-full Moon. The foreground subject of choice for this image is a 4-inch rain gauge in my back yard. Details of this image: Nikon D3 body, 14mm focal length, 10s @ f/2.8, ISO 200. Taken December 29, 2009 at 5:38pm MDT at my house 5 miles north of Dodge City, KS

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  1. Saw the same thing in St Louis about 6 days ago.

    Comment by pcNielsen — January 3, 2010 @ 9:45 pm

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