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Friday 31st October 2014
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Why is it bright when snowing at night?

Question

When it was snowing on Saturday, I went out at midnight and it was very bright. Does that mean that snow clouds are brighter than normal clouds?
Robert, Stanmore

Answer

** Definitive **
Name: April, Feltham
Qualification: Last year, I thought the same thing
Answer: Any ambient light outside reflects off the white snow. Without the snow, it absorbs the light. Last weekend was close to a full moon, so there was extra light and that reflected off the white snow.

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