Tuesday, 16 July 2019
The Moon & Odd Lunar Effects: What Do You Think?
She described it as "unique" and said: "What I saw was the moon with a rainbow ..... but with code circle outside the moon with 2 addition moons inside..... I didn’t take a photo, but I memorised what I saw and drew what I see. It’s hard to describe but I’m gonna show you what I drew and hope you will help me with the answer.
"Why am I seeing it like that? I have attached a photo..... hope you can help me....."
Well, I don't know exactly what caused the effects, but I have some ideas. Rings around the moon are rare, but I have seen one myself in the past and posted a photograph of one taken by James Wallace. You can see that here. It is also possible to get moonbows, which are pretty much like rainbows seen in sunlight, but much rarer and fainter. Here's a link to the Wikipedia entry.
I'm not quite sure what the triple moon that Kate saw was, but it might have been the planets Saturn and Jupiter, which appeared close to the moon last night. Here's a link about that.
But I can't say I am absolutely sure any of those cause the effects Kate drew - what do you think? And what do you think it might mean? Do leave a comment.
If you look at the moon tonight from moonrise onwards in the UK, you might see another odd lunar effect as there is an eclipse, or a blood moon, which will peak at about 10.30 British Summer Time. Here's a link to an article about the eclipse.
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