January 8, 2008

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Crystal Skyring

image by Rogelio Bernal Andreo, Sunnyvale, California

A ring of light, with traces of a rainbow’s color, seems a magical sight, but its only bending of Moonlight by ice in cirrus clouds. Mars, below, and Capella, just inside the left ring, are like dots that mark the time on a cosmic clockface. And the remarkable thing is that some one could determine the date and time of the image based on the positions of the these three heavenly orbs. Perhaps enjoying the image is pleasure enough.

Chuck Wood

Technical Details
November, 2007. Canon XTi (400D) on a tripod.

Related Links:
One of Rogelio’s websites

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