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ExtraCreditAOS101 - Dani Golub 28 November 2011 AOS 101...

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Dani Golub 28 November 2011 AOS 101 Professor Dan Vimont Extra Credit Project On November 6 th , 2011 around 7:00 pm I was walking on State Street. As I was walking towards the capitol building to dinner, I looked up in the sky and saw a beautiful halo around the moon. I was facing northeast standing near Pita Pit. As I continued to look at it, I noticed it might be more than just a halo. I then decided there was both a halo and a corona around the moon that night. I took a picture of it on my phone. The lunar halo occurred because the moonlight refracts through ice crystals. This is similar to how when sunlight is refracted through water droplets creating a rainbow. The refraction of the hexagonal shape of the ice crystals creates the consistent circular ring around the moon. The clouds in my photo are most likely high cirrus clouds. These clouds are associated with the ice crystals that created this halo around the moon. The halo I saw was mostly white, but there was a little bit of color visible. Sometimes halos
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