Rainbow has always been a source of inspiration for poets from the ancient time. A moonbow is also known as a lunar rainbow, white rainbow, lunar bow, or space rainbow. It 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.
Because the light is usually too faint to excite the cone color receptors in human eyes, it is difficult for the human eye to discern colors in a moonbow. As a result, they often appear to be white.
Photographers have no limitation when it comes to photography. Whichever it’s unplanned or planned, photographers has attempted their trials and successfully captured the enchanted moonbow. In addition for assured, in the collection below I have shown you their outstanding works in this photography.
A true moonbow is lit by reflected light from the Moon, not directly by the Sun. In contrast, a colored rainbow (or a white fogbow) seen when the sun is rising or setting, or in twilight, is not a moonbow because it is still produced by sunlight.
Moonbows are most certainly viewed when the moon is near to full (when it is brightest). For true moonbows, other than those created by waterfalls or sprays, the moon must be low in the sky (less than 42 degrees and preferably lower) and the sky must be very dark. From the time when the sky is still light on a rising full moon, this means they can only be observed 2 to 3 hours before sunrise, a time with few observers. In addition, of course, there must be rain falling opposite the moon. This permutation of requirements makes moonbows much rarer than rainbows produced by the sun. Moonbows may also be visible when rain falls during full moonrise at extreme latitudes during the winter months, when the prevalence of the hours of darkness gives more opportunity for the phenomenon to be observed.
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