November 4, 2004

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Norwegian Ring


Image Credit: Jarle Aasland

Norwegian Ring

Television and city life have robbed most of us of daily (and nightly) contact with the sky. Wondrous views of unexpected natural scenes such as this ring around the Moon don't occur inside your living room or while seated in front of a computer. Jarle Aasland was already outside on October 28th - local time at his Stravanger, Norway home - waiting for the lunar eclipse, when he imaged this interaction of moonlight with our atmosphere. Although scientists can explain a Moon Ring as mere refraction of light passing through ice crystals, they can't explain the magical sense of awe we feel when lucky enough to see one.

Chuck Wood

Technical Details:
Stavanger, Norway; Nikon D100 with a Nikkon 10.5mm fisheye lens, 10 second exposure at f/5, ISO 400.

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Author & Editor:
Charles A. Wood



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