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Moonbow and Big Dipper, Lower Yosemite Fall

Posted by
Gary Hart (California, United States) on 6 January 2012 in Landscape & Rural.

Barely visible to the naked eye, a long exposure captures enough moonlight to reveal a shimmering moonbow in vivid color. (Not only that, here's photographic proof that the source of Yosemite Falls is actually the Big Dipper.) Read more about it here.

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Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand


6 Jan 2012 7:05am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Breathtaking, as you say !

6 Jan 2012 7:36am

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

nice shot
i like it

6 Jan 2012 8:05am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria


6 Jan 2012 8:56am

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

wonderful capture!

6 Jan 2012 1:20pm

jujulemanchu from bramans, France

Beautifaul !

6 Jan 2012 3:18pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States


6 Jan 2012 3:28pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Oh my, Gary! Breathtaking is right- in so many ways....I have got to see a moonbow in person someday...And get it's photograph!!!

6 Jan 2012 3:55pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

The dipper is full and a good thing it is...pouring that water right down into the cravace. This is so royal in blue and romantic in mood..Beautiful, Gary!!

6 Jan 2012 5:30pm

Mike from California, United States

Neat shot Gary...I don't think I'll ever tire of witnessing/trying to capture this phenomena...BTW, enjoyed reading your write up rainbows.

7 Jan 2012 8:43pm

steve loos from hollister, United States

Beautiful image Gary

8 Jan 2012 4:34pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

fantastic! perfect composition and exposure! that moon-bow will never cease to amaze me no matter how many times i see it...

9 Jan 2012 1:20am