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Lunar rainbow spotted in California

The lunar rainbow or "moonbow" was caused by light coming off of the moon and some rain sprinkles above the desert.
Credit: Sicco Rood
A lunar rainbow captured by Sicco Rood in California.

BORREGO SPRINGS, Calif. — It's not something you see everyday, a lunar rainbow.

A staff research associate, at the Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center in California, spotted one Monday night and was able to take a picture of it.

The lunar rainbow or "moonbow" was caused by light coming off of the moon and some rain sprinkles above the desert.

It's a little hard to see with it being night and all, but you can definitely make it out in the picture.

Credit: Sicco Rood
A lunar rainbow captured by Sicco Rood in California.