A Rare Lunar Rainbow (Moonbow) Above Skipton – Photography Throw Back


This photograph was taken in late 2016 by Ben Gwybbe who captured the incredibly rare event on the moors above Skipton at around twenty to eight.

Ben said “We’d gone into the Dales to take pictures and stopped on the way back to photograph the moon over some trees,” he said.

“I’d never seen one before and getting to photograph it was amazing.”

The Lunar Rainbow occured when the moonlight, rather than direct sunlight is refracted by moisture in the atmosphere.

An incredible photograph I’m sure we can all agree.

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