Fogbow Observed from the Ground and from a Tower

August 08, 2022



Photographer: Marco Meniero  

Summary Author: Marco Meniero  

When bows form in fog or mist, the cloud droplets are so small, (smaller than about 0.5 mm in diameter) that their familiar arch appears whitish and is usually inconspicuous. The fogbow (sometimes called a cloudbow) takes on the same angular dimensions and the same luminous intensity as that of the secondary rainbow. Like with rainbows, to see a cloudbow you must look in the opposite direction of the Sun. Both photos taken from Viterbo Airport, Italy, on April 25, 2022.

Photo details: Bottom photo taken from airport tower with a fisheye lens.


Viterbo Airport, Italy Coordinates: 42.436111, 12.061667

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