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.