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Lunar halo as a portal to a parallel world

US, WASHINGTON (NEWS OBSERVATORY) — A resident of the Canadian province of Manitoba, Brent Mckean (Brent Mckean) is interested in photography and has repeatedly shot colorful astronomical phenomena.

Recently, a bright and powerful moon halo hit the lens of his camera – the so-called secondary glow around a light source, which takes the form of a circle, ring, arc, light column or “diamond dust”.

The refraction of light led to the formation of a 22-degree halo. In addition, the moon is surrounded by a crown : the result of diffraction scattering of rays on water droplets. Something similar was seen on Jupiter, which many called ” crowned.”

Experts say that this is not only a very beautiful photograph, but also an interesting scientific observation: it shows the simultaneous presence of both water and ice crystals that generated the halo.

The air temperature at this time was about -20 ° C, but part of the moisture remained in a liquid state.

This is due to the fact that at one of its levels the air was very clean, there were no impurities in it – in this case, the water can remain liquid even at temperatures up to -40 ° C.

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