PHOTOS: Rod McCullom
In today's space porn: A few images of the moon and clouds, which at night appears as black smoke. These are from Sunday when the moon was still in its waxing gibbous phase.
There has been a full moon for two evenings but there's been a heavy night cloud cover in this area. Above is the visual from the ground taken last night. You can see the clouds and the halo.
The images are AUTO exposure and SPORTS setting. Here is the moon, a wisp of clouds and the lunar halo, a thin ring of millions of tiny ice crystals in cirrus clouds.
The focal length is approx 750mm to 2400mm. The farther you extend the telephoto lens, you lose the clouds and the halo.