Corona moon lights night sky

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A dramatic moon halo lit up the skies above Portsmouth last night.

The corona moon effect is created when created when sunlight passes through ice crystals in the earth’s atmosphere.

Corona moon. Picture: Robb Pettitt

Corona moon. Picture: Robb Pettitt

Those braving the freezing temperatures last night were treated to the impressive sight.

The picture of the moon above the bandstand at Southsea was taken by Robb Pettitt.