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2011-03-27 3:18:09 AM  
Very cool
 
2011-03-27 3:19:57 AM  
That's not much of a moonbow. The sun is still shining.
 
2011-03-27 3:31:29 AM  
You haven't met my wife.
 
2011-03-27 8:08:16 AM  
Gah, I misread that as "double monobrow."
 
2011-03-27 8:34:47 AM  
What does it mean?
 
2011-03-27 8:35:55 AM  
Needs a wolf or three.
 
2011-03-27 8:37:24 AM  
Nice pic.

I'm just glad I couldn't hear some over emotional bubbling hipster sobbing repeatedly how beautiful it is.

\snark...
 
2011-03-27 8:39:19 AM  

doglover: That's not much of a moonbow. The sun is still shining.


That's not sunlight. It's moonlight, thus 'moonbow'
 
2011-03-27 8:39:27 AM  
I think I saw a Unicorn with carryin 3 cats and a Wallaby.
 
2011-03-27 8:39:28 AM  
It's an omen.
 
2011-03-27 8:39:47 AM  

Brad_Will: Gah, I misread that as "double monobrow."


I lol'd.
 
2011-03-27 8:40:49 AM  
It's a marvelous night for a moonbow.
[image from rockpeaks.com too old to be available]
/or two
 
2011-03-27 8:43:12 AM  

MBooda: It's a marvelous night for a moonbow.

/or two


Good one.
 
2011-03-27 8:44:39 AM  

j.carney: doglover: That's not much of a moonbow. The sun is still shining.

That's not sunlight. It's moonlight, thus 'moonbow'


It has colors, it's not just white, thus 'rainbow'
 
2011-03-27 8:45:04 AM  
ELUSIVE. NOT ILLUSIVE. argh!
 
2011-03-27 8:52:43 AM  
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I'm being followed by two... moonbows
two .....moonbows
two moonbows.

 
2011-03-27 8:53:16 AM  
Never seen a sky that was half blue and half full of stars. I know the photo couldn't be altered in any way, so on what planet/convenient parallel dimension was that picture taken?
 
2011-03-27 8:54:37 AM  
So it's a rainbow in the dark?

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2011-03-27 8:55:59 AM  

Don't Tongue the Reaper!: ELUSIVE. NOT ILLUSIVE. argh!


Beat me to it, but WTF?
 
2011-03-27 8:56:21 AM  
Cold-hearted orb that rules the night,
Removes the colours from our sight.

/or not. . .
 
2011-03-27 9:01:02 AM  

enik: j.carney: doglover: That's not much of a moonbow. The sun is still shining.

That's not sunlight. It's moonlight, thus 'moonbow'

It has colors, it's not just white, thus 'rainbow'


You can get colors in a lunar rainbow photo that would be hard (or impossible) to see when looking at the rainbow firsthand.
 
2011-03-27 9:13:26 AM  
whooohoo
 
2011-03-27 9:18:37 AM  

enik: j.carney: doglover: That's not much of a moonbow. The sun is still shining.

That's not sunlight. It's moonlight, thus 'moonbow'

It has colors, it's not just white, thus 'rainbow'


GORDON: Never seen a sky that was half blue and half full of stars. I know the photo couldn't be altered in any way, so on what planet/convenient parallel dimension was that picture taken?


Try to wrap your tiny minds around the concept that moonlight is just reflected sunlight.
 
2011-03-27 9:22:21 AM  

enik: j.carney: doglover: That's not much of a moonbow. The sun is still shining.

That's not sunlight. It's moonlight, thus 'moonbow'

It has colors, it's not just white, thus 'rainbow'


I never called it a 'whitebow'. A 'moonbow' IS a rainbow (MOONlit rainBOW), just created with moonlight, not sunlight.
 
2011-03-27 9:27:25 AM  

GORDON: Never seen a sky that was half blue and half full of stars. I know the photo couldn't be altered in any way, so on what planet/convenient parallel dimension was that picture taken?


You've never been on a plane? Or played with a camera's exposure settings?
 
2011-03-27 9:30:19 AM  
It's a streetlight.
 
2011-03-27 9:32:42 AM  

GORDON: Never seen a sky that was half blue and half full of stars. I know the photo couldn't be altered in any way, so on what planet/convenient parallel dimension was that picture taken


A tripod and a 30 second exposure can do some wild things at night. There's a lot more colour than you'd think out there in the dead of night.
 
2011-03-27 9:44:21 AM  

GORDON: Never seen a sky that was half blue and half full of stars. I know the photo couldn't be altered in any way, so on what planet/convenient parallel dimension was that picture taken?


It's a time exposure. It's what we would see at night if we have super-cateyes with giant pupils and reflective retinas.
 
2011-03-27 9:45:04 AM  

thetrenchcoat: So it's a rainbow in the dark?


First thing I thought of too.
 
2011-03-27 10:22:21 AM  

j.carney: doglover: That's not much of a moonbow. The sun is still shining.

That's not sunlight. It's moonlight, thus 'moonbow'


SonOfSpam: enik: j.carney: doglover: That's not much of a moonbow. The sun is still shining.

That's not sunlight. It's moonlight, thus 'moonbow'

It has colors, it's not just white, thus 'rainbow'

GORDON: Never seen a sky that was half blue and half full of stars. I know the photo couldn't be altered in any way, so on what planet/convenient parallel dimension was that picture taken?

Try to wrap your tiny minds around the concept that moonlight is just reflected sunlight.


j.carney: enik: j.carney: doglover: That's not much of a moonbow. The sun is still shining.

That's not sunlight. It's moonlight, thus 'moonbow'

It has colors, it's not just white, thus 'rainbow'

I never called it a 'whitebow'. A 'moonbow' IS a rainbow (MOONlit rainBOW), just created with moonlight, not sunlight.


I so glad I was not the first person to point put the moon itself does NOT give off light, only reflects the Sun'd light.
 
2011-03-27 10:22:47 AM  
That's no moon.
 
2011-03-27 10:25:53 AM  

zcat: enik: j.carney: doglover: That's not much of a moonbow. The sun is still shining.

That's not sunlight. It's moonlight, thus 'moonbow'

It has colors, it's not just white, thus 'rainbow'

You can get colors in a lunar rainbow photo that would be hard (or impossible) to see when looking at the rainbow firsthand.


yep.
human retinal rods are more sensitive than cones. in low light things appear b/w. increased exposure time, faster film, more sensitive ccd/cmos and you're seein' colors
 
2011-03-27 10:38:57 AM  

MBooda: It's a marvelous night for a moonbow.

/or two


Props for the Van the Man reference!

The picture in TFA is amazing. It is now my wallpaper.
 
2011-03-27 10:46:29 AM  

GORDON: Never seen a sky that was half blue and half full of stars. I know the photo couldn't be altered in any way, so on what planet/convenient parallel dimension was that picture taken?


FTA-
Location: Kamuela Hawaii
 
2011-03-27 11:00:53 AM  
I saw one of these once about eight years ago on the remote American Samoa island of Ofu.

The small lodge I was staying at was filled with loud, gossipy guests from Pago Pago and I'd escaped their after dinner conversations to the peace of the beach.

That night the moon was so full and bright that I could read by it.

At about 8:00pm the moonbow formed when a soft rain was falling between Ofu and neighboring Olosega island.

When I saw the moonbow I thought for half a second to run up and tell the other guests but decided, "Fark them and their noise."

The phenomenon lasted less than five minutes, and I had no camera or tripod with me to capture it. Soon the rain had shifted and the angles were all wrong it was over.

I lingered on the beach for a while until the rain reached me. Then, with a smile on my face, I retired to my fale and slept like a stone.

/inb4 "Cool story, bro", tldnr, etc.
//fa'afetai!

PS: Here's what the area looks like at dawn:
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2011-03-27 11:05:42 AM  

Aardvark Inc.: I'm just glad I couldn't hear some over emotional bubbling hipster sobbing repeatedly how beautiful it is.


This is a hipster:

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This is a hippy (the double rainbow guy):

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Now you know. Let's not make this mistake again, kids.
 
2011-03-27 11:19:12 AM  

GORDON: Never seen a sky that was half blue and half full of stars. I know the photo couldn't be altered in any way, so on what planet/convenient parallel dimension was that picture taken?


Long exposure plus he's probably pushed the saturation in order to bring out the colours in the moonbow.
 
2011-03-27 11:26:52 AM  

That Guy in the Dos Equis Commercials: Don't Tongue the Reaper!: ELUSIVE. NOT ILLUSIVE. argh!

Beat me to it, but WTF?


Some people think spell check means they don't need to learn to spell. They are wrong.
 
2011-03-27 11:38:01 AM  

Brad_Will: Gah, I misread that as "double monobrow."


The shameful secret of Liz Taylor?
 
2011-03-27 11:39:01 AM  
Very cool, yes, but what does it mean? WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

*sob, sob* It's so beautiful...
 
2011-03-27 11:45:05 AM  
...it almost looks like a TRIPLE moonbow!
 
2011-03-27 11:46:48 AM  
epoc_tnac, I see you have more free time than I do, you lucky so & so.
 
2011-03-27 11:47:00 AM  

SonOfSpam: enik: j.carney: doglover: That's not much of a moonbow. The sun is still shining.

That's not sunlight. It's moonlight, thus 'moonbow'

It has colors, it's not just white, thus 'rainbow'

GORDON: Never seen a sky that was half blue and half full of stars. I know the photo couldn't be altered in any way, so on what planet/convenient parallel dimension was that picture taken?

Try to wrap your tiny minds around the concept that moonlight is just reflected sunlight.


Let's also not forget the Satanic hoodoo of "time exposures". Cameras digital or otherwise) can leave their shutters for as long as is required to make the exposure work. Sky closer to the light source is going to contain, generally, more light scatter than darker sky.

Long-exposure video of Northern Lights look like they were shot in semi-daylight, or via the eyes of colour-sighted cats.
 
2011-03-27 12:04:22 PM  
Any of the better (than me) photographers know where the actual moon is in relation to this picture?

I have shot moonlight pictures using an overhead fullish moon, but it never made a sunrise/set horizon. I am guessing than the additional illumination at the horizon is the last bit of light from the sun, but the rest of the frame is illuminated by an overhead moon (out of frame). Thought?
 
2011-03-27 12:13:30 PM  
I think I know how it may have happened.

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2011-03-27 12:15:44 PM  

AbsentFriends: That's no moon.


One Alderaan to you good sir.
 
2011-03-27 12:15:49 PM  

GORDON: Never seen a sky that was half blue and half full of stars.


Half full of what?

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2011-03-27 12:24:37 PM  
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2011-03-27 12:28:09 PM  

Twigz221: I think I know how it may have happened.


GAH - beat me to it.

/needs more Luna
 
2011-03-27 12:36:19 PM  
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