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People on social media expressed their joy upon witnessing the “incredible” occurrence of a “halo” surrounding the moon.
British meteorologist Laura Tobin from “Good Morning Britain” posted on X (formerly known as Twitter) that the event is created by the bending of moonlight due to ice crystals in the upper atmosphere.
People flooded X with photos of the “halo” surrounding the moon, and among them was Angie Burns, a presenter on Marlow FM’s television and radio channels.
Ms. Burns, located near Wokingham, informed the PA news agency that she was able to capture the occurrence on Saturday evening while standing at her front door.
She stated that it was her initial encounter with something of this nature in such proximity.
“It was both unbelievable and serene.”
According to Simon Collins, a geographer, he was pleased to have witnessed the moment.
The 57-year-old from Reigate, Surrey, who runs a local weather station, expressed their excitement about witnessing beautiful weather phenomena last night, along with many others.
Some people used words like “amazing” to describe what they saw, while others found it “very weird” and compared it to a “nighttime rainbow”.