Eclipse Ring

Eclipse Ring

A scanned photo of a lunar eclipse found in an envelope marked June 1994. Most likely the May 25, 1994 eclipse.

I’m not sure, but I think the bright splotch near the bottom is actually the moon, and the clear image of the moon up near the top is a reflection inside the camera. I have no idea whether the ring is an atmospheric phenomenon that got picked up on the film (can the moon produce a parhelic circle? Or parlunic, I guess?), or another lens artifact.

Photo: Eclipse Ring on Flickr.

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