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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Moonbow

Last night, I was over the moon when I had the amazing opportunity to witness a moonbow for the first time in my 58 years of life!

There are some things you just can't capture in a photo. This shot on my phone  couldn't possibly do justice to what I had witnessed.

I was bewitched by the spectral sighting.

Never had I ever seen a rainbow haloing a moon!

Ghostly and alluring, it was like gazing at a portal into another realm!
Several conditions have to be just right for a moonbow to occur

Upon googling, I learned that a moonbow also known as a lunar halo or lunar rainbow, is a rare natural atmospheric phenomenon that occurs when the moon's light is reflected and refracted off water droplets in the air.

In other words, it is a rainbow produced by moonlight rather than sunlight.

It is believed that a moonbow brings good luck to the localized area it is viewed in.

In these strange and uncertain times, I have been looking up at the heavens a lot lately for signs of good things to come.

Perhaps this is a harbinger of something great on its way?

linking up with Creative in retirement

43 comments:

  1. I hope is a harbinger of something great coming our way. It's beautiful. I never even heard of this kind of moon before.

    Have a fabulous day and week. ♥

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  2. That is a cool picture Veronica! I've seen a ring around the moon like this before, several times in Montana and usually before a big snow storm. Glad you got to see such a sight!

    betty

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  3. Wow, you got a great photo there. I do hope it is also a harbinger for good things to come.

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  4. that is great photo. we need some good luck in these troubled times.

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  5. I have never heard of a moonbow, I am glad you got to experience it.

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  6. That's a beautiful capture first time I have heard of it :-)

    Have a moonbowtastic safe week 😷😷😷

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  7. I hope so. Speaking for the country where I live, we are in desperate need of good things to come.

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  8. That is really wow, never seen before!
    Thanks for sharing and a lot of luck for you :)

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  9. I've never seen a moonbow but love it. Doesn't it seem to explain why ancient man worshiped the sun and moon? It looks supernatural

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  10. How cool is that?? Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Wow! Love that shot! Gazing into another portal... :)
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  12. How neat! I have never heard of a moonbow before; it looks and sounds enchanting! Have a great week.

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  13. I'm pleased you explained that Veronica. I can't say I have ever seen a moonbow but I will be looking now. re they predictable? I need to Google that.

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  14. Absolutely beautiful image!
    I can image is a portal there! To the Universe!
    I'm sure!
    Happy WW! All the best!

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  15. A moonbow? So glad to learn a new word! I'll be watching for one now. :)

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  16. ...I have been looking up at the sky for a bit longer that you have and have never seen this. Perhaps I go to bed too early.

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  17. I really liked the rainbow formed around the moon, Happy WW.!

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  18. The colors of the moonbow are mesmerizing, Veronica! Don't know if it is a harbinger, but n any case it is a beautiful experience:) Have seen it before, but here the colors are really popping! Many thanks for sharing this happy and beautiful experience with All Seasons, dear blog Friend! Have a happy week, Jesh

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  19. I never heard of this kind of moon before.
    I think you're very lucky, even twice: once you saw the moonbow and the second time you photographed it. Thank you for sharing such a rarity with us!

    Happy WW, Veronica!

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  20. I like your "moonbow"!
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2020/07/jazzy.html

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  21. It's truly exciting to find something so very special! Fabulous capture!

    It's great to see you at 'My Corner of the World this week! Thanks for linking up with us.

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  22. So be it!!!

    This is indeed a wonderful sign. Must have been an ethereal sighting, Veronica. Lucky you.

    Have an enchanting week ahead!

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  23. that's a lovely photo, moonbows are so beautiful

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  24. que chulo el arco lunar, estos espectaculos son preciosos.

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  25. Wow, that is amazing. Seeing the moonlight surrounded by colorful light, I often wait for its appearance ...

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  26. If I've ever seen one, I wouldn't know what it was called. I've never seen nor ever heard that term. So glad you shared. Will look at moon differently now in case I ever see one. Happy week.

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  27. That's a great night photo using a phone. Mine only washes things out. - Margy

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  28. Wow Veronica sheer good luck. Hope we get to see one too although it is a rare phenomenon. I understand that their occurrence is high around big waterfalls.

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  29. This is really a very special event and an impressive photo!
    Congratulations.
    And very much thank you for linking this post to my challenge.
    I would be happy to meet you there more often.
    Greetings from Germany

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  30. One more please.
    If you link a post of yours at "Nature Thursday", please include a link to my blog. ;-)
    These are the rules.

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  31. Wer so viel Glück beim Fotografieren hat und mit uns Bloggern teilt der hat meinen Dank verdient.
    L G Pia

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  32. I like this kind of moon shots. They are beautiful. Myself I can rarely take them as I have trees outside my balcony :(

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  33. I've never heard of (or seen) a moonbow, but I love it! #teamlovinlife

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  34. Fantastic, I had never heard of a moonbow before? I'm amazed!

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  35. Oh Wow, somewhere over the rainbow and the moon ... What a luck and thank you that you sharing this mystical with us.
    Have a great week and greetings from Germany
    Kirsi

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  36. Amazing phenomenon and really beautiful. You quite captured it.
    Nice to know...thanks for sharing.
    Have a nice day!

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  37. Dear Veronica,
    a great photo with great thoughts from you.
    In this tough time, I often look into the
    Heaven and hope for an early end that leads to the good.
    Greetings to you, Karin Lissi
    PS: Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  38. I have never heard of a moonbow. This is so beautiful.

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