Monday, June 12, 2017

Fog bow

Just like a rainbow, a fog bow appears opposite the location of the sun.  Fog is made up of much smaller water droplets than rain is.  We are getting down to a size where the wavelength of light is important and diffraction smears the colors.  Therefore often all you can see is a white haze.  I've see fog bows before but what I would like to see is a lunar fog bow - one occurring at night reflecting the light of the moon. Rare but doable.

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