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Why Is There a Beautiful Ring Around the Moon?

A reader sees a beautiful ring around the moon - is there a magical significance attached to an event like this?

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I see the moon, the moon sees me, that's just how, I want it to be. Please let the light that shines on me, shine on the ones I love!!!! And God bless us all, everyone of Us!!

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Annular Solar Eclipse September 1, 2016 | The solar eclipse of September will be especially spectacular. So this date points to not miss: September 1, 2016. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the moon is so far from Earth that its apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun, thus blocking most of sunlight but leaving a ring of light. Thus, during the annular solar eclipse on September 1 the sky will not become completely dark, but will be a ring of light around the silhouette of the new…

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Why Is There a Beautiful Ring Around the Moon?

Why Is There a Beautiful Ring Around the Moon?: A lunar halo is caused by ice particles in the earth's atmosphere, as seen in this photo taken in Tromsø, Norway.

Ring around the Moon! The rings are caused by moonlight refracting off of ice crystals high in the atmosphere. Folklore says that a ring around the moon means that there's a storm coming.

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“What is it you want, Mary? You want the moon? Just say the word and I’ll throw a lasso around it and pull it you.” (It's a Wonderful Life)

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