Distorted Moonrise

As the moon clears the horizon it is heavily reddened by the long path through the atmosphere and flattened by refraction.

A little higher up and the light from the top of the moon passes through a disturbed layer, briefly detaching the top limb.

This is in the direction of a major air route and the distorting layers are probably caused by aircraft exhausts.

Another detachment as the moon rises up through the next layer.

Canon EOS 400D   30th July 2007
Wiltshire, England

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