Snow Moon halos surprise residents around the world

Monday night’s full Moon was the “Snow Moon” named after the heavy snows of February.

There weren’t any extreme snow storms in the sky of Stockholm, Sweden and around the world but just some awesome halos in the drifting clouds:

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By Peter Rosén on February 22, 2016 @ Stockholm, Sweden

The spectacle captured by Rosén in his Gif was caused by pencil-shaped ice crystals floating in high freezing clouds.

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By Yuri Beletsky on February 22, 2016 @ Atacama, Chile
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By Karoly Jonas on February 22, 2016 @ Budapest – Hungary

These ice crystals catch the moonlight and bend it into a 22o ring.

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By Frankie Lucena on February 21, 2016 @ Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
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By Edward H on February 22, 2016 @ Wisconsin

When you see such a halo, be alert for moondogs and moon pillars, too. They are formed by plate-shaped ice crystals that often accompany their pencil-shaped cousins.

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By Stojan Stojanovski on February 21, 2016 @ Ohrid, Macedonia
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By Brad Mann on February 22, 2016 @ Waterford, Michigan, USA
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By Walter Piorkowski on February 20, 2016 @ South Beloit, Illinois
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By Peter Lowenstein on February 22, 2016 @ Mutare, Zimbabwe

As you can see, many ice halos surrounded Monday’s Snow Moon… Haunting

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