|Lunar Corona, Croatia
A capture by Marko Posavec from the summit of Ivanščica mountain in northern Croatia, 1061m (3480 ft) above sea level. The gibbous moon was near the Pleiades which are to its left.
©Marko Posavec, shown with permission
Water droplets scatter light in all directions.
|"We had been stuck under a high pressure area for days, which caused the temperature inversion and the fog layer covering the lowlands.
Up on the mountain, however, the sky was clear until nightfall when thin wisps of fog, probably comprised of very small water droplets, started crossing over the summit.
As they did so, a bright corona with multiple rings appeared around the gibbous Moon. The show was so great I could hardly believe my eyes. It was not long, however, before the fog obscured everything.
Olympus E-5, with Zuiko 11-22 mm lens at 11 mm focal length, 25 seconds exposure, f/5.6, ISO 200. Some lens artifacts are visible due to the brightness of the Moon. The picture doesn't do real justice to the visual show. It was simply spectacular."