fogbow


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fogbow

[′fäg‚bō]
(optics)
A faintly colored circular arc similar to a rainbow but formed on fog layers containing drops whose diameters are of the order of 100 micrometers or less. Also known as false white rainbow; mistbow; white rainbow.
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PURE WHITE Stunning photo of a Scots fogbow captured by a walker
I'll go all thundersnow and icy foggish in my horror story, but I really want to see a fogbow.
Today, it's true, we seldom hear the circumzenithal arc described as being "of Bravais," or a well-developed fogbow referred to as "Ulloa's ring." But some of these sky effects are too complex or rare for the names of their classic observers to be deleted.
A fogbow is a predominantly white rainbow cast in a fog.
In Riikonen and Ruoskanen's original transparencies, the brightest fogbow shows eight supernumerary bows, four of which may be associated with the glory.
There are lots of different climatic phenomena like the Brocken spectre and fogbows, but it does look amazing and is unique," he added.
Hey of Sudbury, Ontario, sent a photograph of one of the "white rainbows" or fogbows he saw while sailing near Halifax, Nova Scotia, in May 1986.