My experiences living in Cape Town and travelling in Africa

Supermoonbow

I wasn’t in a position to photograph the supermoon rising last night but did venture out into the garden later in the night when it was high in the sky. Looking up I was amazed to notice a large ring around the moon in the high cloud that was sitting above the mountain. This phenomenon of a rainbow created by light reflected by the moon, rather than direct sunlight, is known as a moonbow. Less colourful than their daylight equivalents they are much rarer and so even more special when you get to see one.

Rory Alexander Photography

Did you see the moonbow over Cape Town last night?

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5 responses

  1. You experienced what we did not.

    June 24, 2013 at 7:44 pm

  2. That’s mystical and magical! I was lucky enough to watch the sun set and the moon rise from Signal Hill which was kind of magic too!

    June 24, 2013 at 7:54 pm

  3. Wow, fabulous shot!!!

    June 24, 2013 at 8:09 pm

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