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©2003 Peg Staudenmaier, reproduced with permission         

  This remarkable image shows rays cast by a full moon. Peg Zenko (Tangent Photos) captured it in Wisconsin on 13th June 2003.

"Taken at 22:58 CDT. Yes, they were that bright, just like spotlights, but they faded fast. [Then] it got solidly cloudy"

The Moon is often not bright enough to produce obvious optical phenomena but when it is close to full look out for 22º halos, paraselenae, coronae, fogbows and other effects.