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a.) At my place of residence (Switzerland) it is about 21:00.
b.) It is a more or less cloudless sky.
c.) The moon is clearly visible and ...
d.) ... around the moon a very uniform dark circle area (with a much much larger diameter than the visible moon) can be seen.
What is this phenomenon? Is this the halo?
Btw: You can see stars within this "dark" circle area, but also the stars in the sky outside it.
And yes, sorry: I'm not able to take a pic with my cheap handy
I think it is this. I received just a photo from a friend which looks very similar...
The only difference against the live view is, that I see the moon as a small spot and a very big _clean dark_ area around it. I think that is hard to reproduce by photography because of the light intensities...
Thank you very much
It does not solve my Problem, but it answers my question
I grew up at about 50 degrees latitude and saw these as well as Sun Dogs[^] more than I want to remember. The wikipedia pages do not really talk about the accompanying weather but (for Sun Dogs at least) they are very reliable at telling you that it is going to be cold as hell (*) very soon.
So I went from a job where, among other things, branching wasn't done because it was too complicated, you had to queue builds in SDLC manually for QA and for PROD you had to go through another layer of paperwork which involved filling out some obtuse fields in a horrid Excel document and then submitting a deploy request through an equally horrid custom web page....
...to a job where branching is used (typically on something where making a custom branch would be useful) and Jenkins is set up to automatically build and deploy to code to the test / live site depending on where the commit / merge is made (dev or master.)
No submitting builds manually in SDLC, no obtuse forms, no awful web UI's.
Life is good. Very good.
Now, granted, supposedly the reason for the miserable way of doing things previously had to do with auditing requirements, but really, there still had to be a better way!