Lunar Corona over Pistoia, Italy

February 15, 2021


Photographer: Fabio Di Stefano
Summary Author: Fabio Di Stefano

After a cloudy, cold day recently, the evening sky cleared enough to present the lunar corona seen above. Coronas result from diffraction of moonlight (or sunlight) passing through mid-level clouds composed of tiny, similar-sized water droplets. Photo taken December 27, 2020.

Photo Details: Camera: Canon EOS M6; Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic 9.4 (Windows); Exposure Time: 0.200s (1/5); Aperture: ƒ/8.0; ISO equivalent: 200; Focal Length: 135.0mm