Amazing moment a white rainbow streaks across the Arctic sky

A rare white rainbow was captured by Sam Dobson on his recent trip to the North Pole.

by Sam Dobson

“We were so impressed with it we all got off onto a floating slab of ice to take a closer look.It is actually closer than it looks in the pictures. I was stunned and amazed by the natural miracle. Despite the fact I am totally obsessed with photography, I sometimes forgot to press the shutter button. I was just staring at the natural wonder in front of me.” – The  photographer said that at first it just looked like a cloud, but as they got closer it was a solid rainbow, but white.
A fog bow is a similar phenomenon to a rainbow, however, as its name suggests, it appears as a bow in fog rather than rain. Because of the very small size of water droplets that cause fog, the fog bow has only very weak colors, with a red outer edge and bluish inner and are therefore sometimes called white rainbows.

/from translated by Blue Line/


11 thoughts on “Amazing moment a white rainbow streaks across the Arctic sky

  1. This is a phenomenon I’ve never heard of before. Another thing learned from your blog — thanks a lot. And many thanks too for giving a thumbs up to my recent post at A Traveller’s Tale. Regards.

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