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Corbin in Whitley County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Cumberland Falls MoonBow

 
 
Cumberland Falls MoonBow Marker image. 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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Resources. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
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. Located north of the Cumberland Falls parking lot, just pass the gift shop and the nature center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corbin KY 40701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. ¼ mile away); CCC at Cumberland Falls (approx. ¼ mile away); Kiwanis Trail (approx. ¼ mile away); 4-H Craft Center (approx. 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 image. Click for full size.
By Michael Frazier, March 19, 2013
2. Up-date Photo - - Cumberland Falls MoonBow Marker
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(approx. 10½ miles away); First White Men Here (approx. 11.8 miles away); "Aunt Julia" Marcum (approx. 12.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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.) 
 
Cumberland Falls MoonBow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
3. Cumberland Falls MoonBow Marker
Cumberland Falls RainBow image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 22, 2008
4. Cumberland Falls RainBow
The Moonbow is said to occur at night, similar to this rainbow in location.
What is a moonbow? image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
5. What is a moonbow?
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 4,534 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 2, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.   2. submitted on December 20, 2013, by Michael Frazier of Fort Myers, Florida.   3. submitted on July 10, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   4. submitted on August 2, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.   5. submitted on July 10, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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