Spectacular moon spotted over Eastbourne

Moon halo SUS-150302-095124001
Moon halo SUS-150302-095124001

A spectacular moon halo appeared over Eastbourne on Monday night (February 2).

A hazy ring of light formed around the full moon and was visible from around 9pm for two hours.

The phenomenon, known as a ‘halo’, can occur when high thin cirrus clouds form, at about 20,000 feet or more.

Light from the moon bounces off and is scattered through ice crystals in the clouds to create a ring of light around it.

This photo was taken by Maria Szekelyhidi.