Sun and Moon Halo

Photo credit: Goran Strand via Peta Pixel

For those who live up in the mountains seeing sun and moon halos aren’t anything special, but the sky was perfect in Ostersund, Sweden a few days ago, so astrophotographer Goran Strand was able to capture this 22° solar halo. Approxiately 10 hours later, he returned to the exact same location and photographed the moon with its 22° lunar halo. He says: “It’s quite interesting to see these two halos side by side.” Despite the sun’s diameter being 400-times larger than that of the moon, it’s also further away, causing the sun and the moon to appear at roughly the same size in the sky. Click here to view the first image in this week’s WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a dog who would be perfect in libraries.