Sunday, October 10, 2010


Moonbows are rainbows produced by light reflected off the surface of the moon.

As you would expect, true moonbows only occur at night because that is the only time no sunlight is present. Because the light is first reflected off the moon, moonbows are typically much fainter than your average rainbow. Many times they are too faint to excite the cones in your retina (optical cells that detect color), so moonbows frequently appear to be white!


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