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Ask Brad: East Texans see halo around the moon Monday night

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LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

On Monday night, many East Texans snapped photos of a ring around the moon. 

According to KTRE's Chief Meteorologist Brad Hlozek, the ring of light around the moon is referred to as a halo.

"Quite simply, it has to do with cirrus clouds moving overhead at 20 to 30 thousand feet. Those high clouds are made up of ice crystals," said Hlozek. 

He adds when the moon light hits those ice crystals at just the right angles, they act as prisms. The ice crystals then refract and scatter the light, creating that ring around the moon here at the surface.

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