10 January 2012

Lunar Halo

Lunar Halo
Oil on linen/panel, 2011, 7x5"
Today's  daily oil painting is a nocturne view  of a recent Lunar halo. 
This looks like a 22∘Halo that  appears when the sky is covered by thin cirrus clouds containting ice crystals
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Lorna Cahall said...

Wonderful painting. The amazing moon (really mythic) and the black civilization below.

Patrick said...

Steve, we were on a long walk that night and saw the same thing! Here it is depicted as no photograph could do it.