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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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What is a moonbow? 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.
A moonbow often appears in an icy white as it's colours aren't visible to the naked eye, but show up on film and digital exposures - so make sure you take your camera as they look stunning when captured.
We humans have poor color vision at night, so a moonbow often appears to us as a ghostly white, gray or silver arc--itself a beautiful sight.
I looked, in vain, for a moonbow but was consoled by the the text on page 163, which gave a pretty good description.
I settled on moonbow, and composed a definition: moon'bow 1.
A moonbow is visible in the night sky above a field in the Coquet Valley in Northumberland.
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.
In "When The Stars Come Out", children ages 8-11 will delve into the magical realm that is our universe at night, discovering what makes it so extraordinary from moonbows to shooting stars and from the polar night to the northern lights.
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.