Have you ever imagined how the moon would look like with rings around it? If yes, this is for you. Francisco Sojuel, a photographer based in Guatemala, came across a wonderful opportunity to capture a once-in-a-lifetime photograph of the moon back on December 24, 2019, where it literally looks like Saturn.
The absolutely breathtaking photograph was captured from the Acatenango volcano base camp. It’s all thanks to the photographer’s six-hour-long hike that we are able to witness this truly fascinating scenery from our own eyes. Surprisingly, this photograph wasn’t pre-planned. When Sojuel glanced towards the sky in the early morning, he randomly spotted this mesmerizing scenery. Just before sunrise, a thin cloud was floating across the moon, giving Samuel the perfect chance to capture this Saturn-like image of the moon.
In the lower part of the image, the Guatemalan highlands and the silhouette of the Pacaya volcano are visible. As claimed by Sojuel, the cloud around the moon looked like a cirrostratus cloud which is made of crystals.
After closely observing the moon from a number of different angles, Sojuel was able to spot halos around the moon. According to him, the surrounding cloud should take a bit thick but fluffy texture. Therefore, this cloud could either be a cirrostratus fibratus or a cirrus spissatus. The specialties of these two types of clouds are; their density is significantly higher than that of others, and on most occasions, strong winds are the cause for the formation of these clouds.
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Francisco Sojuel is not a newcomer to the field of photography. In fact, he has gathered quite a lot of fame as an astrophotographer, and an incredible landscape photographer. You can see some other fantastic shots of him below, so check them out and share your thoughts with us in the comments!