|Occurred : 4/16/2005 22:00 (Entered as : 04/16/2005 22:00)
Reported: 4/17/2005 5:56:15 AM 05:56
Location: Defiance, OH
|What we saw was a large circle of cloud perfectly centered around the moon. Between the moon and cloud formation it was totally clear (no clouds) and this ring stayed in this position for over two hours before it finally dispersed.
((NUFORC Note: We suspect the circle might have been a "Moon Dog," created usually by ice crystals high in the atmosphere. The ice crystals refract the light radiating from the Moon, so that an observer on the surface of Earth sees a faint "ring" around the Moon. PD))