Globe/T. Rob Brown
The full moon over head downtown Joplin, Mo., displays an aura or ring early Sunday morning (just after midnight), Sept. 30, 2012. According to the U.S. National Weather Service in Springfield, the "Moon Ring" or "Moon Dog" is a rare event and "happens when high clouds made of ice crystals way up in the upper atmosphere refracts the moonlight into a ring around the moon."
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