Moon Rainbow 💫

This rare phenomenon was captured by photographer Alberto Ghizzi Panizza, 45, near the northern Italian city of Parma.

Known as a luna corona, the spectacle occurs when light reflecting off the moon is split by water particles or ice crystals in the air“.

Luna coronas are seen when clouds are thin enough that each single light ray reaching the eye is scattered by a droplet“.  

They feature several concentric, pastel-coloured rings and a central bright area called the aureole. This is often the most visible part, and sometimes the only visible section of the spectacle”. 

The aureole is a bluish white and fades into a brown colour towards its outer edge. If visible, the rainbow colours surround this central feature.


(Source: Daily Mail News -By: Emer Scully For Mailonline, 27 Jan 2021). Link to full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9195453/Stunning-image-shows-moon-surrounded-celestial-rainbow.html?ito=social-facebook&fbclid=IwAR2BlatWLVj_pRdn3lyqM1lZQ9Rc0-1st4ayk617WMULroLB2QPMBXnqSGY

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Juliana! 👑✨ I agree!
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