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Yosemite 'Moonbows' Are Coming & Here's How You Can Watch Them

Just one of the park's must-see spectacles. 🌈🌕
Yosemite 'Moonbows' Are Coming & Here's How You Can Watch Them

California's Yosemite National Park is filled with countless natural wonders and one of them will be posing for photos this spring.

The park's waterfalls are known to produce breathtaking rainbows, but not many people know about the elusive moonbows, which only occur at night under the right conditions.

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Moonbows are created by rays of bright moonlight meeting water droplets like those that splash from the world-famous Yosemite waterfalls.

In order for one to appear, the night sky must be clear and the moon must be mostly full and low over the horizon.

The spring months have the best odds of producing numerous moonbows thanks to melting snow adding to the intensity of the park's waterfalls.

The predicted ideal days to spot a moonbow this year are April 24-28, May 23-27 and June 22-26. 

Yosemite waterfalls that have the best odds of showcasing the spectacle include Bridalveil Fall, Lower Yosemite Fall, Columbia Rock/Upper Yosemite Fall, Cook’s Meadow, The Mist Trail (Vernal and Nevada Falls), Glacier Point, Ribbon Fall and Wapama Falls.

If you are looking to make the trip and snag a photo for yourself, it is recommended that you bring a camera that is capable of manual focus and long exposures in low light settings.

Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.

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