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.
Did you see the moonbow over Cape Town last night?
After some fairly extreme weather today in Cape Town, including a hail storm in Woodstock just after lunch time the sun then came out but the temperature remains in the low teens with wind chill taking it to what feels like near freezing. And as the sun sets they say there is more extreme weather on the way. Let’s hope we get to see the sun again at some stage this weekend.