bat-like apparition does not shine on clouds passing
over Gotham city.
Instead, the cloud bank in silhouette against a colorful
was spotted on the
evening of May 18
over Cochem, Germany from the banks of the river Mossele.
The lunar corona is formed as bright moonlight is diffracted
by water droplets in thin clouds drifting in front of the lunar disk.
Below it lies the region's historic
dating from the 11th century, and not
Still, regardless of your location on planet Earth it is
well worth scanning the evening skies this weekend, as a Full Moon rises and
bright planets gather in the west.