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:
The spectacle captured by Rosén in his Gif was caused by pencil-shaped ice crystals floating in high freezing clouds.
These ice crystals catch the moonlight and bend it into a 22o ring.
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.
As you can see, many ice halos surrounded Monday’s Snow Moon… Haunting