Anything Like It

Yesterday morning in my post, Beyond Beautiful, I told you about a white arch I saw at sunrise, in the western sky. 

My husband mentioned that it might be called an ice halo. I looked it up and from what I saw, ice halos are circles around the moon or sun. 

That left me pretty curious as to what I had seen, so I started researching. 

This is what I found: fog bows. 

Apparently, they are similar to rainbows, but because the water droplets are a lot smaller than raindrops, the smaller drops don’t catch the sunlight quite the same way and can cause them to appear white. 

(Here is an interesting article I read on them if you’d like to have a look. It was written in October 2015 on Farmers Almanac.) 

No wonder it felt like  Christmas morning that day! In our  seven and a half years of living here, we’ve had our share of fog. 

But, a fog bow? Talk about a gift! It was sooooo beautiful. I’ve never seen anything like it. 



38 thoughts on “Anything Like It

    • Hi there! Thank you for reading and commenting. Means a lot! It was definitely something to see. :) I read that the sun has to be at a certain angle, so I guess I was in the right spot. :)

  1. thanks for the explanation and your pictures of one are very good. I captured one two weeks ago in the fog over the ocean, and had no idea what it was called – as I had never seen one in my life. Very cool! :)

  2. Pingback: Fog bow on ocean… | totaleclipseblog

    • Hi Miri! Oooooh how I’ve been missing you!! ❤️ I’ve been thinking of you, wondering how you are.

      I LOVE what you said! Nature’s ultimate smile. Can you believe there’s such a thing- fog bow? I don’t know how rare they are, but I don’t know of anyone who has seen one. Well, a kind soul commented and said he saw one at the ocean. Well, I can tell you, you would’ve loved it! 🌼

  3. This is so interesting!!! Nature has so many well kept secrets. Thanks for sharing with us! I definitely will add “see a fog bow” to my bucket list ;)

    • Now that is something cool to add to a bucket list! I love what you said about well kept secrets. I also saw that there are Moonbows, also known as lunar rainbows. They are reflected with the moon’s light instead of the sun’s. Wouldn’t it be neat to see one of those?

          • Yes !!!! They are magical like a dream!!!!!! 😍 I can’t believe I’ve never heard of them?! It looks like there was a great one over Niagra falls.. Maybe would be a practical place to scope them out! Ahh! I am on a mission now

          • Oh my gosh! Niagra Falls in the moonlight would be beautiful anyway, but that would really be awesome. I’m sooooo glad I stepped outside that morning. I’ve learned so much just by looking up! 🌸

  4. Weird Guy With The Dog……that’s too funny!!
    I have never heard of a fog bow, how interesting. I’m going to be looking hard for one
    Have a great day Jessica
    Love from KS

  5. You continue to inspire me with your writings! Thank you for your blessing each day. Love you dearly! ❤️️

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