NX3358 : Fogbow near Drumbeg

taken 6 years ago, near to Kirkcowan, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

Fogbow near Drumbeg
Fogbow near Drumbeg
This fogbow appeared on a morning of patchy mist and sunshine.
A fogbow is formed in the same way as a rainbow, by light being reflected inside suspended water droplets. However the water droplets in mist or fog are much smaller than raindrops, too small to refract light and split it into the colours of the spectrum. Instead the light is diffracted and a much broader, paler bow is the result. This gives the fogbow one of its alternative names - the white rainbow.
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Date Taken
Monday, 29 December, 2014   (more nearby)
Friday, 2 January, 2015
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Air, Sky, Weather 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 3316 5847 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:53.5821N 4:36.1797W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 3325 5840
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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