Jan 012015
 

Even though the clouds and near full Moon prevented any deep sky imaging this evening, together they provided the first image of 2015.

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In this case, the ring visible around the Moon is a 22⁰ halo formed by light refracting through randomly aligned hexagonal ice crystals. The phenomenon lasted well over 4 hours. This image is a single exposure by the NMSU All-Sky camera.

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