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moonbow

[′mün‚bō]
(optics)
A rainbow formed by light from the moon; the colors in a moonbow are usually very difficult to detect. Also known as lunar rainbow.
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Just like the rays of the sun can create a rainbow during the day, reflected light from the moon can create a moonbow if the conditions are just right.
The moonbow is no different with the exception that the light source is replaced by the moon itself.
Witnessing a rain-spawned moonbow is a matter of luck, but in some places misty waterfalls offer predictable viewing.
In this final instalment, he's in Iceland where he witnesses the Brian Cox makes science cool amazing spectacle of a moonbow across the spray of a waterfall.
At night the geometry is the same except that the antilunar point (opposite the Moon) is the center for this display--known as a lunar rainbow, moon rainbow, or moonbow.
Moonbow observing is also a popular activity at Cumberland Falls in Kentucky, and early postcards show a hotel named the Moonbow Inn adjacent to the falls.
The Science Behind Wonders of the Sky: Auroras, Moonbows, and St.
Tonight's final episode looks at moonbows that appear in a waterfall, humpback whales, and the path of the Sun.
He deals honestly with a myriad of subjects, including but not limited to grizzly bears, "Paint Pots," petrified forests, moonbows, and elks, in such a manner that you feel both his amazement and his rapier wit.
Today, we bring the sparkle and majesty of the moon into our hearts and feel moonbows and quiet and love expanding our heart with each breath.
He and his colleagues then re-create the exact conditions, whether it is drifting with the tides in the English Channel or photographing moonbows in Yosemite National Park.