Night rainbow: mirage or reality?

October 9, 2012 0:02

We always respond positively to the rainbow? daughter of seven colors of the sun and the rain. But who of us has seen a rainbow at night? It would seem that without sunlight, it is not possible.

 However, on moonlit nights it happens. This type is called a rainbow "moonbow."

Martin McKenna from Northern Ireland saw a rainbow at night on October 3 in Port Ballintou.

"I was lucky to capture this rare surreal on the Atlantic coast in the Bay Ballitnou" — said McKenna.

Night rainbow: mirage or reality?

"The moon gives enough light that illuminates the powerful clouds and refracted in drops rain shower. I saw the red, yellow and white to the naked eye. The picture looks amazing on the shoreline, "- says the author.

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