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Yep - it the moon's light being dispersed by water vapor. There folk aphorism about "if there is a ring around the moon there will soon be rain" but I cannot remember it, only the meat of the saying. I don't believe it is true but may have a small connection.
What you are seeing is caused by cirrus clouds, the folklore "if there is a ring around the moon there will soon be rain" relates to the cirrus being the leading part of an approaching warm front.Warm front...sorry, you cannot view external links. To see them, please
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