WOW! Moonbow!

December 2, 2009 (I think) When the dark fell down, Debbie, Jay and I ventured out with a nighttime picnic to Cumberland Falls State Park in Kentucky to see a natural anomaly, a moonbow! I'd never heard of such a thing.

"Known as the 'Niagara of the South', the 125-foot wide curtain of water is dramatic day or night. But it's only at night during a full moon that you can see the moonbow, a phenomenon not found anywhere else in the Western Hemisphere."

And there it is:

It looks like daytime because the three of us played with the exposure setting on my camera, using terminology and strategies we all learned from Lloyd, and captured the bow. With the naked eye the moonbow was a silvery arc in a wall of mist, but my Leica D-Lux 4 pulled out colour from the pitch black. That impressed us almost as much as the bow itself. :)

And if that wasn't enough marvelling for one night, we were later treated to a bold halo around the moon above the Faires house.

It was an extra special night of wonder...

-P