clouds 'Field Notes:' How 'Moon Dogs' Are Made By Ellie Duncan - Field Notes • Dec 3, 2017 Timo Newton-Syms (CC-BY-SA-2) Listen Listening... / 3:46 'Field Notes:' How 'Moon Dogs' Are Made Moon dogs have many names: lunar halos, moon rings, or winter rings. Their scientific name is “paraselenae” and they are made visible by a combination of specific circumstances. Field Notes: Winter Clouds By Wren Farris • Feb 16, 2016 (PD) Listen Listening... / 3:14 'Field Notes': Winter Clouds (broadcast January 10 & 15, 2016. Written by Wren Farris.) At no other time is the parting of clouds felt more powerfully than outdoors, at the height of winter.