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Heaven's Eye

Luckily this is not the sky we had when the moon was in eclipse, but it made for a cool view as the lunar show wrapped up Sunday morning. I can count the times on my hands the times I've seen a ring around the moon like this one. It was a two for one show on Saturday night/Sunday morning with the lunar eclipse and lunar ring. The ring is caused by the moon's light passing through high thin clouds with ice crystals in them. The conditions have to be just right. Too thick of clouds and you lose the moon. Definitely a cool way to wrap up a night of astrophotography. Photo by Steve Coyle Photography (