December 2018 | Out of doors Chattanooga

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We’re chasing winter waterfalls and a magical moonbow in our December e-newsletter. Have you ever ever heard of or seen a moonbow? A moonbow is a rainbow produced by moonlight from the mist of a waterfall fairly than daylight. Moonbows are fainter than photo voltaic rainbows because of the smaller quantity of sunshine mirrored from the floor of the moon however are spectacular nonetheless. This uncommon phenomenon happens in only a handful of locations on earth, one being at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, positioned within the Daniel Boone Nationwide Forest in Southeast Kentucky, only a 3-hour drive north of Chattanooga. The park’s biggest attraction is Cumberland Falls — generally known as the “Niagara of the South” — the waterfall kinds a 125-foot-wide water curtain that plunges 7 tales right into a boulder-strewn gorge. The waterfall is dramatic day or night time however is finest recognized for its magical moonbow, which might solely be seen on a transparent night time below the sunshine of a full moon. Since this phenomenon seems nowhere else within the Western Hemisphere and is so near Chattanooga, we couldn’t resist highlighting it as a neighborhood journey to do that month or any time of yr! In accordance with the park’s moonbow viewing calendar, the subsequent viewing alternative is December 19-25, 2018. Learn all about it and extra in our December 2018 e-newsletter.


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