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    Niagara Falls lit up on dark winter nights

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    From the Ithaca Journal:

    The nightly spectacle of Niagara Falls lit up after dark just got more spectacular.

    A $3 million upgrade saw the installation of 1,400 new high-tech lights called luminaires that beam brighter and more vivid rainbows of light from Canada onto the famous waterfalls.

    Mixed together, the separate red, green, blue and white LED units can illuminate the waterfalls against the night sky in endless combinations that range from subtle hues to deeply saturated colors.

    Perched on the upper level of an 1899 building known as “Illumination Tower,” the high-intensity system unveiled Dec. 1 replaced a bank of 21 spotlights, each 30 inches in diameter, that were equipped with colored gels.

    Rainbows at night

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Many a tourist has returned from a trip to Niagara Falls with photographs of rainbows above the mighty cataracts.

    The Horseshoe and American falls are great locations for rainbows. When the sunshine reflects off the mist, it results in stunning hues of red, orange, green, blue and violet.

    What many visitors don’t realize, however, is that Niagara Falls is also one of the few places in the world to view night rainbows, or lunar bows.

    Those are formed when rays of light from a full moon bounce off water droplets in the air.

    According to the Niagara Parks Commission, lunar bows -also known as moon bows -were a regular occurrence the 1800s and early 1900s.

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