Sea smoke is also called Arctic smoke, or frost smoke, or Arctic mist. It forms when very cold air moves over warmer water and can sometimes be seen forming over small patches of open water in Arctic sea ice. Josh Blash captured this image of sea smoke from Rye, New Hampshire. He wrote:
It looked really cool with the beach being completely frozen over.
Thank you, Josh!
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.