Before falling asleep, I received a call from one of my neighbors. He told me to quickly join him outside to see how cool the night sky looked. A lunar halo! It was our first time witnessing it.
We stood in his front yard, staring at the sky, wondering what was causing the halo to appear as it did. After a few minutes, we ran back to our houses to get our cameras. Once our gear was set up, great photos of the sky were captured and we continued to talk for about 30 minutes before we called it a night.
Once back in bed, I did a quick Google search. I learned that the halo around the moon is caused by the refraction of moonlight from ice crystals in the upper atmosphere.
The low light pollution in Tosa-Cho allows for stellar night sky views!
The photo below reminds me of Dr. Manhattan’s logo.
*Dr. Manhattan is a character in the popular American comic book Watchmen. It was written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons.