From the National Weather Service, Honolulu Forecast Office

National Geographic recently photographed this Hawaii moonbow.  It is a rainbow formed by moonlight, or a lunar rainbow.  This mad we wonder  where else in the world you can encounter this photographic pot of gold.

The most famous moonbow sites are Cumberland Falls in Kentucky, and Victoria Falls in Zambia and Zimbabwe, where moonbow conditions are ideal, mist or foggy conditions, and a  full moon.

While less common and infrequently photographed at other sites, moonbows can be found all over the world. Here, one appears above a lake on a cloud-covered night in Patagonia, Chilie, and another was snapped on the road by a photographer in Australia.

These natural beauties can be found all over the world, so keep your eyes peeled because they are something you don’t want to miss!

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