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Why was there a ring around the moon Sunday night?

Matt Elwell, 6News meteorologist, provided this answer: "The rings that you see around the moon are caused by the reflection and refraction of light through ice crystals found in the upper atmosphere. It is usually found when the thin cirrus clouds are moving across the sky and the sun's light is refracted through the ice crystals, giving that halo effect that you see. It can be seen around the sun and the moon in many cases. Many farmers and ranchers (and meteorologists alike) see this as a sign of incoming weather. In fact, we are looking at a significant change in our weather Tuesday and Wednesday which may include snow!"


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