Monday, September 28, 2015

Moon Dogs

After last night's lunar eclipse, I got a pic of some rare Moon dogs here in Tucson. Sun dogs can be seen on either side of the Sun when there are ice crystals in the atmosphere. Moon dogs are more rare since the Moon isn't nearly as only get Moon dogs near full Moon and you usually don't see the rainbow colors in Moon dogs due to the lower light levels. With a second of exposure on the camera, the rainbow colors are faintly visible.

So here are some rare Moon dogs for you (and a lens flare about half-way between the Moon and the left Moon dog).


lizardmom said...


OKIE said...

Thank goodness for Hale and his great pictures. Thanks Hale.

OrbsCorbs said...

I wonder why they call them dogs? Thanks, hale, for more beautiful photography.