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First Quarter Moon (50%) | by Maria Gemma - A Passionate Photographer
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First Quarter Moon (50%)

This picture was taken yesterday at 18:41 pm. The First Quarter Moon is also called Half Moon as we can see exactly 50% of the Moon surface illuminated.


As I was taking several pictures of the moon, I noticed that a corona or halo was forming as thin clouds were drifting in front of the moon.


Halos around the moon or sun are caused by high, thin cirrus clouds drifting high in the sky. Tiny ice crystals in Earth's atmosphere create the halos by refracting and reflecting the light.


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Taken on December 15, 2018