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Originally published February 5, 2014 at 3:02 PM | Page modified February 6, 2014 at 1:09 PM

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When the moon has a halo

Seattle Times reader Paul Weeks’ photo of a lunar ring seen while snowshoeing at Mount Hood.


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Photographer: Paul Weeks, Seattle

Photo taken: Jan. 18, White River Sno-Park, near Mount Hood, Ore.

Photographer's description: “While snowshoeing under the full moon, I noticed a large halo around the moon and had to get a shot of it. Taken with a Nikon D800E.”

Expert says: “When I first looked at this photo, I thought the moon was the sun because it never really occurred to me that the moon can produce a halo, too. But as I looked closer I realized it was at night. I love that the snow is illuminated from the light emitted and that you can spot Jupiter on the right side of the moon. I kind of wish the foreground was a little more dramatic, but it’s also nice that it’s a simple landscape so as not to take away from the halo.”

-- Katie G. Cotterill, Seattle Times photo staff

Share your recent photo from around the Northwest. Submit online at seattletimes.com/northwestphotos (and see an online gallery of other Reader’s Lens photos). We judge the best and award a prize every December.



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