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Driving home last night the Moon was blindingly bright, so much so that I had to lower the visor in the car to shield my eyes. I'm presuming that it was caused by a combination of the Moon being relatively low in the sky, and there being a light mist hanging in the air which must have refracted the light and, instead of scattering the light as normally happens, this time it focused it into a concentrated 'beam'.

When I initially saw it, I thought it was something like a Police helicopter shining its Night-Sun searchlight directly in my face - it was an intense blue-white light and the source  at the centre of the 'glow' appeared much smaller than the moon normally appears, a bit like getting up close and personal with an HID headlight.

This first photo was taken with my mobile, so not the best quality but gives an idea of what it looked like........

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Once home, I grabbed my DSLR and dived back outside. With a very dark (almost black) filter on the lens, it reveals the apparently 'small' moon at the centre of the 'corona' effect.......

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.......then using progressively lighter filters, you get back to the full intensity of the spectacle....

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Within about 15 minutes, the Moon had dipped a bit closer to the horizon and faded away to the indistinct object you'd expect to see on a misty evening.

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You won't believe the things that have been going on with the moon. IMO the moon has been misdescribed since the incarnation of NASA    Buddsy

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:secret:You won't believe the things that have been going on with the moon.

IMO the moon has been misdescribed since the incarnation of NASA 

 

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You do realise, don't you, that you can't believe everything you see in an episode of Wallace and Gromit?

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