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    Default If the full moon was covered with snow, how bright would it be compared to the sun?



    Let's assume that snow reflects light 100%, scattered uniformly in all directions.

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    Default Re: If the full moon was covered with snow, how bright would it be compared to the su

    According to Wikipedia, the moon's albedo is 0.136, meaning only 13.6% of sunlight incident on the Moon is reflected.

    Assuming this would scale linearly, a moon covered in snow would be around 7.35x as bright as it is now.

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    Default Re: If the full moon was covered with snow, how bright would it be compared to the su

    Cool info!

    But, since this thread has languished the past nine years, let's put it back to rest.

    But, please feel free to begin a brand new thread on the topic for discussion. Might be fun.
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