J. P. Major

J. P. Major
Location
Dallas, Texas, USA
Birthday
December 26
Title
Editor / Author
Company
LightsInTheDark.com
Bio
Astronomy news and photos from around our solar system! More on Twitter @JPMajor

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MAY 6, 2012 2:12PM

Super Moon vs Super Sun Halo

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Lights In The Dark posted a photo:

Super Moon vs Super Sun Halo

The May 5 "super moon" was followed today by an impressive double sun halo over Dallas, TX USA. The first shot was with a Nikon D7000, the second with my iPhone (and a sunglasses filter!)

Coincidence????? (Probably.) But the same layer of upper-level clouds responsible for the hazy glow around last night's full Moon is probably what's also creating the two rainbow-colored halos around the Sun today.

© Jason Major

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Saw it too, I mean both... also. Ever heard the term 'sundog?'
Yeah. Sundogs are usually two bright arcs on either side of the Sun, horizontally. This was a solid rainbow arc, not terribly bright but colorful.