Where Are The Moonicorns?: Moonbow Picture

February 9, 2010


Now I know what you're thinking, "WTF GW -- another freaking rainbow?!" But it ain't. This is NOT a rainbow. I repeat (for the high and habitual sentence skippers), this is NOT a rainbow. IT'S A MOONBOW, YOUNG'N! What's a moonbow? Beats me, but it better shoot arrows!

It was captured by Wally Pacholka last January 20, at the Haleakala Crater on the Island of Maui, Hawaii. The moonbow--or lunar rainbow--is caused when the near-full moon at less than 42 degrees in a dark sky. The colors are so faint that the human eye color receptors can't be excited enough for the brain to identify them. Therefore, they appear as white arcs to the naked eye. Only by using long-exposure photography you can reveal the diffraction of the moonlight through the microscopic water droplets suspended in the air.

I don't know about all that scientific mumbo-jumbo, but what I do know is THAT SHIT BETTER LEAD TO SPACE-GOLD! Squire, prepare my moonicorn.

Have You Ever Seen a Lunar Rainbow? [gizmodo]

Thanks to Luis, whose gonna rent a lunar backhoe and uproot that crater. He wants the gold, give him the gold.

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