Mysterious and rare moondogs appear over Antarctica at German Base Neumayer III

Antarctica is an awesome place, full of little miracles and incredible nature.

This mysterious and rare moondogs just needed to be shared with every space weather enthusiast.

At Germany’s Neumayer III Research Station in Antarctica, the polar night began on May 21st and no one has seen the sun in weeks. No sun! So this is a rare MOONDOG… the lunar equivalent of a sundog:

moondog antarctica, A rare moondog illumated the dark sky of Antarctica on June 12 2017, moondog antarctica photo, Stefan Christmann
A rare moondog illumated the dark sky of Antarctica on June 12 2017. by Stefan Christmann via Spaceweather

As the waning full Moon rose behind the station, the crystals of ice floating above the frozen terrain bent and shaped the moonbeams into moondogs and an powerful moon pillar, looking like the flame of a candle.

This moon pillar also appeared in the sky of Antarctica following the moonbows on June 12 2017, moondog antarctica, A rare moondog illumated the dark sky of Antarctica on June 12 2017, moondog antarctica photo, Stefan Christmann
This moon pillar also appeared in the sky of Antarctica following the moonbows on June 12 2017. by Stefan Christmann via Spaceweather

Antarctica is an awesome place, full of little miracles and incredible nature.

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