The Moon is beautiful at night, but is perfectly visible also during the day. Is best seen at noon when is waxing and at morning when is waning.

When the light from Sun and Moon interacts with ice crystals or water droplets sometimes existing in the atmosphere create a wide range of coloured halos, rings and spots.
The most frequent are the halos around Sun and Moon, uniformly bright and with colours from blue (inner) to red (outer).
In the winter we can observe others, like the 22 halos and the sundogs (iridescent spost left and right of the Sun).

The most beautiful sunsets happen when the sky is cloudy, so we in Friuli are very lucky!

To better understand light atmospheric phenomena, go to the webpage Atmospheric optics

 

DAYLIGHT MOON

 
The Moon in the daylight

 The Moon in the daylight
 Canon PowerShot A80
 Lens eq. 114mm
 Exposure: -
 Sensitivity eq. - ISO
 Data: 11/10/2006

Moon between clouds

 The Moon between clouds
 Canon PowerShot A80
 Lens eq. 114mm
 Exposure: -
 Sensitivity eq. - ISO

 
 

WATER DROPLETS HALOS

 
Solar Halo

 Solar Halo
 Canon PowerShot A80
 Lens eq. 114mm
 Exposure: -
 Sensitivity eq. - ISO
 Fagagna, 09/11/2006

Lunar Halo

 Lunar Halo
 Canon PowerShot A80
 Lens eq. 38mm F/2.8
 Exposure: 8 secondi
 Sensituvity eq. 50 ISO
 Mortegliano, 29 march 2007

 

ICE CRYSTAL HALOS AND SUNDOGS

 
 
22 solar halo

 22 solar halo
 Canon PowerShot A80
 Lens eq. 38mm
 Exposure: 1/2000s F/5.6
 Sensitivity eq.50 ISO
 Fagagna, 15/02/2005

Two sundogs and the 22 solar halo

 Two sundogs and the 22 solar halo
 Canon PowerShot A80
 Lens eq. 38mm
 Exposure: 1/1250s F/5.6
 Sensitivity eq.50 ISO
 Fagagna, 09/12/2005

 
The sundog of 11 september

 The sundog of 11 september
 Canon PowerShot A80
 Lens eq. 38mm
 Exposure: 1/2000s F/5.6
 Sensitivity eq.50 ISO
 Fagagna (UD), 11/09/2006

The sundog of 11 september

 The sundog of 11 september
 Canon PowerShot A80
 Lens eq. 114mm
 Exposure: 1/1250s F/5.6
 Sensitivity eq.50 ISO
 Zugliano (UD), 11/09/2006

 
The sundog of 1 january 2005

 The sundog of 1 january 2005
 Canon PowerShot A80
 Lens eq. ~50mm
 Exposure: 1/2000s F/5.6
 Sensitivity eq.50 ISO
 Lignano Sabbiadoro (UD), 1/01/2005

The sundog of 22 december 2004

 The sundog of 22 december 2004
 Canon PowerShot A80
 Lens eq. ~100mm
 Exposure: 1/1250s F/5.6
 Sensitivity eq.50 ISO
 Svizzera, 22/12/2004

 
Sun pillar of 28 march 2007

 Sun pillar of 28 march 2007
 Canon PowerShot A80
 Lens eq. ~114mm
 Exposure: 1/60s F/4.9
 Sensitivity eq.50 ISO
 Trieste, 28/03/2007

 
 

SUNSETS AND MOONSETS

 
The Moon setting at dawn

 The Moon setting at dawn
 Canon PowerShot A80
 Lens eq. 114mm
 Exposure: 1/2000s F/5.6
 Sensitivity eq.50 ISO
 Sclaunicco (UD), 03/01/2007

The Moon setting at dawn

 The Moon setting at dawn
 Canon PowerShot A80
 Lens eq. 114mm
 Exposure: 1/1250s F/5.6
 Sensitivity eq.50 ISO
 Fagagna (UD), 05/01/2007

 
The sunset of 5 october

 The sunset of 5 october
 Canon PowerShot A80
 Lens eq. 38mm
 Exposure: 1/2000s F/5.6
 Sensitivity eq.50 ISO
 Fagagna (UD), 5/10/2006

The sunset of 9 october

 The sunset of 9 october
 Canon PowerShot A80
 Lens eq. 38mm
 Exposure: 1/1250s F/5.6
 Fagagna (UD), 9/10/2006
 NB: The Sun's already set,
the visibile one is a reflex!

 
The sunset of 3 november

 The sunset of 3 november
 Canon PowerShot A80
 Lens eq. 38mm
 Exposure: 1/2000s F/5.6
 Sensitivity eq.50 ISO
 Fagagna (UD), 3/11/2006

The sunset of 22 november

 The sunset of 22 november
 Canon PowerShot A80
 Lens eq. 38mm
 Exposure: 1/1250s F/5.6
 Sensitivity eq.50 ISO
 Fagagna (UD), 22/11/2006

 
The sunset of 23 november

 The sunset of 23 november
 Canon PowerShot A80
 Lens eq. 38mm
 Exposure: 1/2000s F/5.6
 Sensitivity eq.50 ISO
 Fagagna (UD), 23/11/2006

The sunset of 23 november

 The sunset of 23 november
 Canon PowerShot A80
 Lens eq. 38mm
 Exposure: 1/1250s F/5.6
 Sensitivity eq.50 ISO
 Fagagna (UD), 23/11/2006

 
The Cavallo mountain

 Mount Cavallo
 Canon PowerShot A80
 Lens eq. 114mm
 Exposure: 1/2000s F/5.6
 Sensitivity eq.50 ISO
 Fagagna (UD), january 2005

The Cavallo mountain at sunset

 Mount Cavallo sunset
 Canon PowerShot A80
 Lens eq. 114mm
 Exposure: 1/1250s F/5.6
 Sensitivity eq.50 ISO
 Fagagna (UD), 14/12/2006