Approach of Storm and Lunar Halo

May 28, 2020


Photographer: Petr Horálek
Summary Author: Petr Horálek 

In this dramatic shot, the nearly full Moon is covered by a thin layer of cirrus clouds, resulting in this lunar halo. It was visible for just a short time, however, as the cirrus deck was quickly replaced by clouds from an approaching storm, seen at left. Note that the oblong shape of the halo is caused by perspective due to the rectangular projection of the camera lens that was used. Photo taken on April 17, 2019, from Soneva Fushi, Maldives.

Photo Details: Canon 6D camera, Samyang 14 mm lens; f3.5; ISO 1000, multi-exposure.