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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:

Sandee said...

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. ♥

betty said...

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

Karen said...

Oh, that's awesome!

Hena Tayeb said...

Wow that is so incredible.

Kayni said...

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

Klara said...

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

Julie said...

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

stevebethere said...

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

Have a moonbowtastic safe week 😷😷😷

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

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

Mascha said...

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

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

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

NanaHood said...

How cool is that?? Thanks for sharing!

Christina Morley said...

Wow! Love that shot! Gazing into another portal... :)
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Gardenrelish said...

How neat! I have never heard of a moonbow before; it looks and sounds enchanting! Have a great week.

Phil Slade said...

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.

Suzana said...

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

Lisa notes... said...

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

magiceye said...

That's great! Wow!

Tom said...

...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.

Stef Rof said...

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

junieper/Jesh said...

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

Zinaida Strinu said...

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!

NCSue said...

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

betty-NZ said...

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.

Natasha said...

So be it!!!

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

Have an enchanting week ahead!

Crafty Green Poet said...

that's a lovely photo, moonbows are so beautiful

yonosoymillenium said...

que chulo el arco lunar, estos espectaculos son preciosos.

Himawan Sant said...

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

Peabea Scribbles said...

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.

Powell River Books said...

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

Monika Ohson | TravelerInMe said...

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.

Jutta.K. said...

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

Jutta.K. said...

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

Pia said...

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

NatureFootstep said...

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

Jo Tracey said...

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

Heidi R. said...

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

Lori @ The Candid Cover said...

What a cool thing to witness!

Kirsi schreibt said...

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

italiafinlandia said...

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

Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit said...

That's very cool. Love it!

Karin Lissi said...

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.

Great-Granny Grandma said...

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