Have you ever seen a rainbow at night? If you haven’t then don’t feel left in the dark because many professional Astronomers and Meteorologists are unaware that such a phenomena even exists. A delicate marriage between specific astronomical and weather conditions are required for their formation, and just like their daytime cousins, ‘Lunar Rainbows’ or ‘Moonbows’ are produced very much in the same way...read more.
More information on how to hunt and photograph Moonbows can be found within the following image reports, or simply click on the images above and navigate to the report that way. REPORT 1, REPORT 2, REPORT 3, REPORT 5, REPORT 6, REPORT 7.
Rainbows offer great pleasure for the observer and an abundance of photo opportunities for the weather photographer. No two bows are the same and due to their various heights associated with the elevation of the sun in conjunction with rain and cloud type they can vary from the faint to breathtaking apparitions never to be forgotten.
The best specimens are visible within an hour or two of sunset and sunrise and offer bright primary and secondary arcs with striking Alexander's dark band accompanied by vivid supernumerary arcs. Have you ever seen a blood red rainbow?, a bow with spokes?, or a lightning bolt flashing within a bow?, keep watching the skies and you just might get rewarded by such a fleeting and heavenly sight.