by Steve West(Steve's
Atmospheric Phenomena) on Feb 23rd in Tucson, Arizona.
"There was just the weak halo until this
wedge-shaped clearing pushed in above the moon. Then the two dogs (and
a bit of the parhelic circle)
lit up for about 10 minutes. Shot at ISO 200 for 30sec with a Konica
Minolta 7D and Sony 11-18 lens. No diamond dust here in the desert though!"
A bright moon makes halos and luckily we do not always need diamond
formed by ice crystals in high cirrus clouds
can be seen anywhere on Earth summer and winter.
Image ©Steve West, shown with