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Photographer captures moonbow over Waimea

Published: Jun. 4, 2012 at 3:56 PM HST|Updated: Jun. 4, 2012 at 4:07 PM HST
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Source: Ethan Tweedie
Source: Ethan Tweedie

WAIMEA, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - An incredible image of a moonbow was captured this weekend over Waimea on the Big Island.

The photo was taken by photographer Ethan Tweedie who says conditions for the moonbow were excellent, a 98 percent full moon low in the sky, along with wind and rain.

In fact, as the winds hit about 40-miles per hour, Ethan says he had trouble standing long enough to get the shot.

A moonbow, also known as a lunar rainbow, is produced by light reflected off the surface of the moon, rather than from direct sunlight.

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