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Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:50 pm Unread post
We happened to live in Midrand at the time, and one
night I left the house for some reason forgotten, to
find outside this intense brightness. It happened to be
full moon, or close, and everything around was clearly
visible. My immediate reaction was to look up to the
night sky only to be blessed with a beautifull sighting,
a lunar rainbow.
Fortunately we lived high up and in open terrain to where
I made my way quickly. It was amazing to see a circular
rainbow(complete) in a bright moonlit sky, almost tangible.
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Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:01 pm Unread post
I am no expert and probably don't even have my terminology right,
but going inside again to call the SO I happened to hear on radio,
urging people outdoors so as to witness this beauty.
There seemed to be a very thin layer of moisture, at low
level, for kilometres around undisturbed by wind, and tangible.


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Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:00 pm Unread post
8) Must have been magic.

I have seen the rings around the moon many times. But having the added element of color must be super cool.


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Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:52 pm Unread post
It was magic Imberbe.
Me too experienced rings around the moon vertically,
however this spectacle is horizontal by nature, with feint
coloration of a rainbow but crystal clear.
Depending on your position it leaves you standing meek and mild.
One can actually take bi'nocs and you will see a thin layer moisture
lying dead still, with the moon behind.


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Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:13 pm Unread post
Stunning pic Kjii :thumbs_up:
Did you take it ?


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Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:30 pm Unread post
Lovely picture - Most appropriate for today the 41st anniversary of the Moon landing :clap: :clap:


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Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:51 pm Unread post
Lets get some "moon facts" here! :dance:


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Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:27 pm Unread post
Here's one of my MOON shots, taken during a full moon ar ISO 25600:

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Same night, but 35 Layers and noise reduced:

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Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:37 pm Unread post
Stunning, stunning NightOwl :clap: :clap:


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Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:10 am Unread post
From Wikipeadia

A moonbow (also known as a lunar rainbow, lunar bow or white rainbow) is a rainbow produced by light reflected off the surface of the moon rather than from direct sunlight.
Moonbows are relatively faint, due to the smaller amount of light reflected from the surface of the moon. They are always in the opposite part of the sky from the moon.
It is difficult for the human eye to discern colors in a moonbow because the light is usually too faint to excite the cone color receptors in human eyes.
As a result, they often appear to be white.[1] However, the colors in a moonbow do appear in long exposure photographs.
A True Moonbow appears white, and is lit from the Moon itself. A colored rainbow when the sun is setting or when it is darker out is not a Moonbow because it is still partially lit from the remaining light in the sky.
The term Moonbow was coined by Nick Whelan who sighted one of the first documented Moonbows in Eastern Utah.
A colored circle around the moon is not a moonbow—it is usually a 22° halo produced by refraction through hexagonal ice crystals in cirrus cloud.
Colored rings close to the moon are a corona, a diffraction phenomenon produced by very small water droplets or ice crystals in clouds.
Moonbows are most easily viewed when the moon is near to full (when it is brightest).
For other than those produced by waterfalls, the moon must be low in the sky (less than 42 degrees and preferably lower) and the sky must be dark.
And of course there must be rain falling opposite the moon.
This combination of requirements makes moonbows much more rare than rainbows produced by the sun.

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