Moonbow!  Images from tonight’s Super Moon Lunar Eclipse

Today’s Super Moon Lunar Eclipse marked the first time the moon was not in its perfect roundness on the day of the Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival in my entire life.  It was disorienting: first the moon disappeared in the sky, then slowly a sliver of it showed up.  I can see now why my Chinese ancestors of many moons ago set off firecrackers to chase away evil spirits that were believed to be devouring our moon during a lunar eclipse.

After what seemed like forever, the moon poked out.  Finally, all was right with the world when the moon resumed its perfect roundness:

Then… THIS happened:

MOONBOW!
  
  
  
My iPhone5-captured pictures cannot do this magnificent phenomenon justice.  When I saw this eye-blinding rainbow-filled sky hanging above me, I squealed and woke little Plum up to watch this.  Monkey King bloomed, “That’s Moonbow!”  I thought he was just making up the word.  Nope, moonbow does exist! And it was perfection.

About Monki

I am a mother, a wife, a physician and a scientist. This is a life style blog about recipe ideas to try out, fun events to check out, being a career woman, health concerns, parenting doubts and triumph, and all the silly and loving moments in between.
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