What is a Moon's light called?



  • As I have not observed the moons of other planets I cannot answer, but our moon does not reflect sunlight. In order for a reflection to be seen by an observer, both the source of the light (sun) and the reflective surface (led moon lamps) would have to be in line with each other. The moon actually is a battery which absorbs solar energy and then releases it. I, as of yet, have no idea why or how the moon “works” but I am absolutely positive it does not reflect sunlight.



  • The sun's light lights up the moon's surface, and we can see that from here. It's reflecting light in the same way anything else reflects light, like your carpet, walls, ceiling, the street, anything.

    Since the moon has no real atmosphere or any other thing above the surface to trap any of the light, our nights can be lit up a bit by the light that is reflected off the surface of the moon.

    We just call it "moonlight".

    Now, if it were a planet with an atmosphere just like ours, I think it wouln't seem as bright due to its size.