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    Nature gives Niagara Falls an icy new look

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    From WKBW Channel 7 in Buffalo:

    If you thought it felt icy out there Friday, take a look at some of these stone-cold shots we took up in Niagara Falls!

    Trees, view finders and street lamps located near one of the most breath-taking sites in all of Western New York are covered in ice! Temperatures have remained below freezing over the past few days, allowing water droplets from the falls to accumulate and freeze on to objects such as trees, cars, railings, sidewalks etc…

    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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