Allergies? Must Be Pollen Corona Season Again

A multi-ringed, oval shaped corona around the Sun on May 30, 2015 seen from northern Minnesota. The white spots are aspen seeds better known as "cotton fluff". Credit: Bob King

A multi-ringed, oval shaped corona around the Sun on May 30, 2015 seen from northern Minnesota. The white spots are aspen seeds better known as “cotton fluff”and unrelated to the halo. Credit: Bob King

Don’t be surprised if you look up in the Sun’s direction and squint with itchy, watery eyes. You might be staring into billows of tree pollen wafting through your town. It’s certainly been happening where I live.

When conditions are right, billions of microscopic pollen grains consort to create small, oval-shaped rings around a bright Moon during the peak of the spring and early summer allergy season. With the Full Moon coming up this week, there’s no better time to watch for them. (…)
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