Hi All - I owe a trip report from our Kauai/Maui trip last week but wanted to post about one really cool thing that we saw on July 4th in Maui.
While sitting on our lanai after dark, the hubs and I noticed a white arc in the sky. Our lanai (we were at the Westin Villas in Ka'anapali) faced the ocean, and the arc was between Lanai and Moloka'i. It was just like a rainbow, but white. We were totally perplexed and did some Googling - and low and behold, it's a rare event called a moonbow, or night rainbow. The conditions have to be just right, where there is a nearly full moon behind you (there was) and lots of moisture in the air (it was just short of drizzly). Our camera was not able to capture it - the flash lit up the moisture drops in the air and the pictures looked like sparkles.
Has anyone else seen this? It was really cool.