....... Full Moon at Cumberland Falls

Cumberland Falls Moonbow Schedule

Scroll / Click on the Moonbow Picture Above for Optimal Moonbow Dates in Corbin, Ky Kentucky




About the Moonbow

Cumberland Falls, KY

Photographing the Moonbow

Photographing the Moonbow with a Smart Phone

2019-2024 Cumberland Falls Moonbow Schedule

Moonbow in Kentucky

The First Photo Attempt

Waterfalls in Kentucky

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

DuPont Lodge

Kiwanis Trail

Moonbow Inn

Gatliff Bridge

Moonbow and Lunar Rainbow Links

Current Moonbow Pictures

Random Moonbow Photos 


The next full moon for a moonbow is:

  Next Full Moon... October 9







2021 - 2023

Cumberland Falls, KY

Moonbow Dates

2018 Lunar Schedule


2018 Full Moons Moonbow Viewing Dates


JAN. 15, 16, 17, 18, 19

FEB. 14, 15 , 16, 17, 18

MARCH 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

APRIL 14, 15, 16, 17, 28

MAY 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

JUNE 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

JULY 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

August 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

September 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

The Next Moonbow is probable on:

October 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

November 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

December 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

The 2022 Full Moon Dates above in UTC


Moonbow Calendar

Cumberland Falls Moonbow Dates

Cumberland Falls Moon Bow

2019 & 2023 Full Moons

in Eastern Standard Time 

Moonbow Dates

Full Moon Photo by Tim Allen

Lunar cycle - Full Photo by Tim Allen




January 1 - January 31

March 1 - March 31

April 29 -May 29 - June 28

July 27 -August 26

September 24 - October 24

November 23 - December 22

Two Blue Moons in 2018


January 21 -February 19 -March 20

April 19 -May 18 - June 17

July 16 -August 15

September 14 - October 13

November 12 - December 12



January 10 -February 9 -March 9

April 8 -May 7 - June 5

July 5 -August 3

September 2 - October 1 & 31

November 30 - December 30

Blue Moon in Oct. 2020

October 2020 will have two full moons, including one on Halloween Night! 


January 28 -February 27 -March 28

April 27 -May 26 - June 24

July 24 -August 22

September 21 - October 20

November 19 - December 19


January 17 - February 16

March 18 - April 16 - May 18

June 14 - July 13 - August 11

September 10 - October 9

November 8 - December 7




Lunar rainbow in Ky


Daylight Saving Time in the United States, begins on the second Sunday of March and ends on the first Sunday of November. March 13, 2022, 2:00 am, and ends Sunday, November 6, 2022, 2:00 am. Except Arizona and Hawaii

Move your clocks ahead 1 hour in Spring and back 1 hour in the Fall ("Spring forward, Fall back").



The 2013 Winter Solstice was Dec. 22, 2013.The Summer Solstice is June 21, 2013.





How Did You Find Out About the Moonbow?


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 Click on The Full Moon The Moon


This is the waterfall in Kentucky that creates a moonbow when the moon is full or strongly lit.


Cumberland Falls Moonbow



Is there going to be a

Blue Moon in Kentucky? 

Click on the above link to find the date. This site includes a Blue Moon Calculator!











 Cumberland River at Cumberland Falls
















Bryan Hinkle, Artist 


Hinkle's Inkspot!













Google Earth over the Falls

Google Earth  

















Moonbow visibility is

weather dependant along with

the other factors listed above 





















This month's Hunter's Moon produces similar Harvest Moon light results,

For several evenings, the moonrise comes soon after sunset.

This results in an abundance of bright moonlight early in the evening.




The Moon and 3 Planets gathered after sundown during the October 2021 and the annual Orionid meteor shower peaked on October 20-21.

Didn't get the Moon in this photo for obvious reasons, but got the 3 planets and the Moonbow

 Click Here for Paul Carlisle's Earthviewer  

The Earth isn't as bright as it once was.

. Find out why here!

The fourth full moon of 2021 on April 27,2021, will be what is now called a supermoon. The supermoon is now an informal term for a full moon seen near or around perigee of the Moon's orbit when it is closer to Earth. The May 26th, 2021 full moon is also not near perigee Full Moon. There will be two supermoons this April and May! May 11, 2021 is apogee {Moon farthest away from Earth}. Here's an explanation for it. The perigee and apogee of the moon han an effect on the tides of Earth!


Cumberland Falls Moonbow Schedule

 Click on the Moonbow Picture above for some Lunar Lore


AA short description of the conditions for a Moonbow 

The Moon bow, a rare natural atmospheric phenomena known in Kentucky when the Moon's light is reflected and refracted off water droplets in the air, usually occurs 2 days before and 2 days after, including the Full Moon if the other conditions are met. For a moonbow to occur ,
several things must happen. Good weather, water temperature, sufficient rising mist, wind speed and direction, water clarity, a clear sky, water volume and some moon light. It may occur before 2 days on or after certain Full Moons or any strongly moonlit night.
The moonbow happens monthly if the weather, water and astronomical conditions are right.

Lots of weird and bizarre science in the United States of America!




NEW: How To Photograph the Moonbow with a Smartphone   




 September 7, 2022 above and below

Also on that day and a reminder, as Bob from Bowling Green once said, "Let it go, it's replaceable" and "Never get near the edge of the water or the rock especially when both are wet from mist , mold or algae". He had a lot of common sense reasons why you should stay away from the edge.

Woman Trying to get Cellphone goes over Cumberland Falls







 Current moon % brightness and Current Moon Phase

Click on the lines below for accurate Dates, Sunset and Moonrise Times and Lunar Schedule to figure the best moonbow viewing time.

for the moonbow

Astronomical Applications

NASA Lunar Phase

NASA Announces Brightest Moon Explosion Ever Recorded

Lunar Apogees and Perigees

Other Future Perigee "Super Moons"

Visible Earth


Lunar Light Photography

" In pursuit of the feeling of ambient night"

The Brightness of Moonlight

Moon Light Brightness and Moon Position Prediction/Projection for Cumberland Falls, KY

I like using the link above, in combination with the National Weather Service and Real View Satellite from Accuweather.

 current moon % brightness

The Full Moon rises at sunset.

Full Moon Names

The Native Americans who lived in the area kept track of the seasons by giving a special name to each recurring moon. The name was used the entire month in which it occurred.

Month - Full Moon Name - Variations

January--Full Wolf Moon

Full Old Moon

February-- Full Snow Moon

Full Hunger Moon

March-- Full Worm Moon

Full Crow Moon , Full Sap Moon, Full Crust Moon, Full Sugar Moon

April-- Full Pink Moon

Full Egg Moon, Full Fish Moon, Full Sprouting Grass Moon

May-- Full Flower Moon

Full Milk Moon, Full Corn Planting Moon, Strawberry Full Moon

June-- Full Strawberry Moon

Full Hot Moon, Full Rose Moon

July-- Full Buck Moon

Full Thunder Moon, Full Hay Moon, Full Blackberry Moon

August-- Full Sturgeon Moon

Full Red Moon, Full Green Corn Moon

September-- Full Harvest Moon

When the full Moon closest to the Autumnal Equinox, known as the Harvest Moon, happens in October, September's full Moon becomes the Full Corn Moon.

Full Corn Moon:When the Full Moon closest to the Autumnal Equinox , aka the Full Harvest Moon, happens in October, September's Full Moon becoomes the Full Corn Moon. It happens only once every three years! - Full Barley Moon

October-- Full Hunter's Moon

Full Travel Moon, Full Dying Grass Moon

November--Full Beaver Moon

Full Frost Moon

December-- Full Cold Moon

Full Long Nights Moon


Full Harvest Moon Dates

Harvest and Hunter's Moon

The Harvest Moon , the full moon nearest the autumnal equinox, ushers in a period of several successive days when the Moon rises soon after sunset. This phenomenon gives farmers in temperate latitudes extra hours of light in which to harvest their crops before frost and winter. If the Harvest Moon falls in October, the September Full Moon is referred to as the Full Corn Moon. This year's Harvest Moon will be September 10, 2022.

The next Full Moon after Harvest Moon is called the Hunter's Moon. It is accompanied by a similar but less marked phenomenon.

Visit ColorFall for colorful fall photos of the peak foilage.

National Fall foliage Prediction map here!

Best times for Kentucky foilage map!

The Top 10 Best Autumn Waterfalls {Hint: We're #1} 

Equinoxes for 2022

Equinoxes are days when night and day are of equal length marking the start of a new season. Equal day and equal night -First Day of Spring - Spring (Vernal) Equinox March 20, 2022 - Fall (Autumnal) Equinox Sept. 22, 2022. Equinoxes occurs twice a year, around March 20th and the 22nd of September. This is simplified, but incorrect, understanding of the Earth's orbital motion can lead up to errors up to 69 seconds from the actual time. of the equinox.

Solstices for 2022

First Day of Summer-Summer Solstice - longest day of the year- June 21, 2022.

First Day of Winter -Winter Solstice - It will be the shortest, darkest day of the year. In the northern hemisphere it occurs when the sun is directly over the Tropic of Capricorn. - December 21, 2022. The same can be said about the dates for solstices.

Lunar Rainbow below

Moonbow and the Full Moon

On average, the moon is 238,850 miles or 1.3 Light Seconds from Earth

Click on the Moon for a Moon Phase Calculator

to Plan a Visit or a Weekend for the next Moonbow at Cumberland Falls

The Moon is moving away from the Earth at about 1.6 inches a year !

The Moon is slowly moving away from the Earth!

    Photo by Woody Martin

Pictures of the full moon at night Photo by Woody.........................

The Moon in position for a Lunar Rainbow, peeking over the ridge and tree tops.

Moon Facts and Definitions

Full Moon Names

Full Moon Names and Times

Win the Google Lunar X Prize

Google Moon

Astronomy Picture of the Day!

National Park proposed for the Moon 

Blaming the Full Moon for Sleep troubles may not be lunacy. 

The Lunar New Year starts on January 1, in some cultures and celebrated over a two-week period.

The Honey Full Moon of June will fall on Friday the 13th. This is a rare event.

The Total Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017

July's perigee Supermoon Photos from Around the World

How To Watch The Quadrantid Meteor Shower, The First Shooting Star Show Of The Year

Moonbows occur on the opposite side of the Moon and inclined to look white to the human eye. This is due because the bow colors are not bright enough to be perceived by the receptors in the human eye most of the time. It is possible to view the colors in a moonbow using long exposure photography. It is also possible to see colors in the moonbow with your eyes, during certain conditions. This depends on how you perceive the moonlignt. They appear as very light pastel colors...and some people can see red or blue, while others cannot.



The best time to see the moonbow is just after the moon has cleared the ridge looming over the falls. It is usually visible about an hour after night fall beginning two nights before a full moon. Then, add about 30 minutes for each day, since the moon, during its phase, rises progressively later.



Photo by Michael Scalf, Nashville Tn

Moonbow Times

 Celebrate Moonbow Nights in Corbin. They will be held three nights downtown at Nibroc Park, with the first one starting at 5 on Saturday, May 17. Two other Moonbow Nights will be held Saturday, June 14, and Saturday, Sept. 6.p.m.

Visit the moonbow during the next Moon Bow Days & Nights and Lunar Rainbow at night in Corbin , USA here on earth.

   Full moon dates for Earth


Google Earth

When there is a Full Moon here, there is a full moon everywhere on Earth, including Yosemite and Victoria Falls, Africa

The Earth isn't as bright as it once was!.

 Mystery of the Moon's Origin


Other Notable Celestial Events for 2014 - 2030

along with the Full Moons
First Day of the Seasons

Moon's Age Revealed, and a Lunar Mystery May Be Solved

A series of Lunar Eclipses will be a Total Eclipses in 2014 though 2015, starting with the "Blood Moon"

Annular Perseid Meteor Shower

Fall Equinox


Next Lunar Eclipse is November 8th.

Click on the Moon for a future eclipse



 On a cloudy evening, a Romantic Full Moon in Corbin

Romantic Full Moon by Rose Parker Smith

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Last Supermoon of 2016

The Supermoon of 2016 ,,,,,,,, ............Photo by Bryan Hinkle