Fogbows are rainbows’ cousins – made by much the same process – but with the small water droplets inside a fog instead of larger raindrops.
Two beautiful fogbow photos taken in September
An early morning fogbow over the desert in northern New Mexico.
Fogbows – sometimes called white rainbows, cloudbows or ghost rainbows – are made much in the way as rainbows.
Because of the small size of water droplets in fog, a fogbow might have only very weak colors, or no color at all. Colorless fogbows are sometimes called white rainbows.
This luminous fogbow was captured this weekend by EarthSky Facebook friend Thomas Kast.
Here’s a collection of wonderful photos from the EarthSky community in celebration of Earth Day 2019. Thank you all!
Do your skies look hazy? Are your sunsets very orange, or layered-looking, or does the sun or moon look orange while high in the sky? If you’re in the northern U.S. or Canada, the reason is still wildfire smoke.
The height of a rainbow depends on the height of the sun. The higher the sun, the lower the rainbow.
Strawberry Moon, penumbral lunar eclipse, on June 5
Despite the full moon, comet Lemmon!