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IR radiation will certainly be reflected by the moon.
does the moon ever absorb heat elsewhere during the day and radiate some of it to us at night when the sun is no longer shining on it?
Quote from: LeeE on 26/07/2009 11:27:54IR radiation will certainly be reflected by the moon.Presumably the amount of heat reflected is also restricted to the same one 450,000th of sunlight?
Umm... I can't recall ever coming across anything specifically about the Moon's IR reflectivity, but as IR is only just outside the visible light range (unless we're talking about the far IR) I'd expect it to be similar to visible light. I think SC may have a good point about IR being emitted from areas in shadow.
They're good arguments, but I think the difference may be smaller then you might think; if it comes down to wavelength Vs. particle size then I think that both visible and IR wavelengths are going to be of a similar magnitude when compared with the particle size.I don't know either, but it would be handy if any astronomers reading this, who have done the experiment, could let us know 
Heat doesn't reflect.....so no