“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Corbin in Whitley County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

Cumberland Falls MoonBow

Cumberland Falls MoonBow Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Light, June 22, 2008
1. Cumberland Falls MoonBow Marker
Inscription. The Moonbow that appears here is the only one in the Western Hemisphere. It may be observed under a full moon and a clear sky. An arch of white light is usually produced at base of Falls and continues downstream. Generations of people have visited here to see this natural phenomenon. Last hotel on this site, Moobow Inn, was named for the moonbow.
Erected 1987. (Marker Number 1801.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 36° 50.296′ N, 84° 20.634′ W. Marker is in Corbin, Kentucky, in Whitley County. Marker is on Kentucky Route 90, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located north of the Cumberland Falls parking lot, just pass the gift shop and the nature center. Marker is in this post office area: Corbin KY 40701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 0.3 miles away); CCC at Cumberland Falls (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kiwanis Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); McCreary County, 1912 (approx. 10.4 miles away); First Kentucky Oil Well / Martin Beaty (Beatty)
Up-date Photo - - Cumberland Falls MoonBow Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Frazier, March 19, 2013
2. Up-date Photo - - Cumberland Falls MoonBow Marker
(approx. 10.5 miles away); "Aunt Julia" Marcum (approx. 12.1 miles away); County Named, 1818 (approx. 12.1 miles away); Scott's Raid (approx. 12.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Corbin.
Also see . . .  Moonbow at Cumberland Falls. Night photography at Cumberland Falls. (Submitted on August 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
Categories. Natural Resources
Cumberland Falls RainBow Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Light, June 22, 2008
3. Cumberland Falls RainBow
The Moonbow is said to occur at night, similar to this rainbow in location.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 3,998 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.   2. submitted on , by Michael Frazier of Fort Myers, Florida.   3. submitted on , by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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