Lunar rainbow


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a fainter arch or rainbow, formed by the moon.

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A moonbow, also known as a lunar rainbow or white rainbow, is a rainbow produced by moonlight rather than sunlight
The Kasanka bat migration in Zambia, Carlsbad Cavern in America, Lunar rainbow in Zambia and Shubenacadie tidal bore in Canada take the 16,17,18 and 19 spots.
Then, late one November evening as the moon emerged from its eclipse encircled by a faint lunar rainbow, like the princess of clouds and mist on the seventh day of the seventh month in the old Japanese folk tale, a woman began crossing over the Milky Way toward a mystery that could not be denied, a memory that could not be forgotten, and an unexpected path.
So when conditions are right a so-called lunar rainbow can be seen.
This might sound like a big difference, but the human eye has an amazing capacity to adapt to different levels of illumination, a sensitivity which extends to rainbow phenomena, and when conditions are right, a so-called lunar rainbow can be seen.
At night the geometry is the same except that the antilunar point (opposite the Moon) is the center for this display--known as a lunar rainbow, moon rainbow, or moonbow.