A precious and extremely rare moon rainbow has been captured arcing over the Northern Lights in Durness, Sutherland in northern Scotland.

A moonbow or the lunar rainbow is a rare optical phenomenon which is caused when the light from the moon is refracted through water droplets in the air. The photo was taken by a local resident, Andy Walker, who has been taking pictures of the Northern Lights for a decade, but told a local newspaper that he has never seen anything like this before.

We’re dubbing the awe inspiring sight ‘John Lennon’s Moon Rainbow’ because it appeared over the very place where the former Beatles legend penned the lyrics to his song, ‘In My Life’. John visited Durness several times in his childhood and took Yoko and his son Sean their too. It was a place that’s said to have inspired John. In his honour, there’s a Memorial Garden and an annual John Lennon Northern Lights Festival in the area. The landscape is said to have inspired his song and was a place where he could sense the power of nature. It’s another highly curious coincidence because rainbows and The Beatles feature heavily in The Earth Emperor’s Eye.

And, in another bizarre twist, a similar event happened around the same time in Castor Alberta in Canada.

It’s especially odd because Canada was were John Lennon held a seven day bed-in vigil for Peace with his wife Yoko Ono. The non-violent protest includedthe recording of the peace anthem, ‘Give Peace a Chance’, from the hospital room on 1 June 1969.

Could it be that the double moonbows are Mother Nature’s way of requesting a truce on the wanton destruction of natural habitat and the spiralling decline of many species worldwide?

Enjoy ‘In my Life’…