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.
View this post on Instagram
"Milkyway 2018" First shot of Milkyway core this year for me. Missed part of core this morning as I went out a little to late. I needed my first coffee and plan my route for my 80 foot journey from the house to this spot. This was a Single exposure.🙏 Nice meteor zoomed across the sky as I was taking this picture.👌
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.”
Very intense moon halo and corona taken around 4 a.m. this morning. It was extremely large so this is a 3-shot pano as I could not fit it all in a single shot. Manitoba, Canada.#weather #moonhalo #Winnipeg #ctv#manitoba #canada #stormhour @Twitter pic.twitter.com/US7bLjOxwC
— Brent Mckean (@BrentMckean501) February 13, 2020
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.
Contact us: [email protected]
Article is written and prepared by our foreign editors from different countries around the world – material edited and published by News Observatory staff in our US newsroom.