Most wavelengths of light never reach the ground. They are absorbed by our atmosphere. The Hubble Space Telescope, placed far above our atmosphere, is in a perfect position to observe the faint ultraviolet light from the Moon.
SOURCES: Chandra mission website and Space Telescope Science Institute
NOTE: All distances are approximate. Boundary of the atmosphere
The space telescope is not shown at its actual altitude
above the atmosphere.
Altitude scale is logarithmic.