/ Fog-bow: variation on a theme

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Fraser on 22 Nov 2016
Simon Pelly - on 22 Nov 2016
In reply to Fraser:

Spotted this also - never come across that before - really liked it - especially framing the tree.

The snow covered heather on the moor also made me smile - akin to walking across a field of rakes. Face plant written all over it.
Mike Peacock on 22 Nov 2016
In reply to Fraser:

That's great. I saw one once on the Migneint in north Wales but my photo can't really compare:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikepeacock/5370429405/in/photostream/

(it looked much better in reality)
Mark Collins - on 22 Nov 2016
In reply to Fraser:

I think this is the best one on UKC:
http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=128991
Fiona Reid - on 22 Nov 2016
In reply to Mark Collins:

There are a few others too:

http://www.ukclimbing.com/photos/search.html?text=fogbow
http://www.ukclimbing.com/photos/search.html?text=fog+bow

I guess probably others too as it depends on whether someone put a description in the caption or not.

There are also loads more good photos at: http://www.atoptics.co.uk/droplets/fogbim0.htm
Simon Caldwell - on 22 Nov 2016
In reply to Fraser:

there have been loads of them posted on facebook over the last few days - looks like it's been a great spell in Scotland (and I'm stuck in England until December)
Mike-W-99 on 22 Nov 2016
In reply to Simon Caldwell:

Is that your Carn Gorm shot that Les uses to illustrate fogbows on atoptics?
Fraser on 22 Nov 2016
In reply to all:

I'd not seen any of the UKC shots of them before, so it's interesting to see this one wasn't unique. I think the snow in the linked one really helps the image.

Simon Caldwell - on 23 Nov 2016
In reply to Mike-W-99:

Yes. A long time ago now, and haven't seen another since!
Tom Last - on 23 Nov 2016
In reply to Fraser:

Anyone ever seen a lunar rainbow? I saw one at Sheildaig, looked a lot like a fogbow but at night. Incredible sight, thought I was hallucinating.
Jim Braid - on 23 Nov 2016
In reply to Fraser:

There's another good one today - fogbow, Brocken Spectre and cloud inversion all at once. Right place, right time.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-38076664

There was an earlier thread on cloudbows

http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?t=439769

Don't know where fogbows end and cloud bows begin, but it's great seeing them.
Tony the Blade on 23 Nov 2016
In reply to Fraser:

Here's one that I took last week, in the Monti Sibillini area.

https://www.flickr.com/gp/tonysanders/2291D4
Howard J - on 25 Nov 2016
In reply to Tom Last:

I've see
> Anyone ever seen a lunar rainbow? I saw one at Sheildaig, looked a lot like a fogbow but at night. Incredible sight, thought I was hallucinating.

I've seen them once or twice but not got any photos.

I once saw a Brocken Spectre by moonlight, coming off the Ben down to the CIC with a full moon behind me. Sadly, again no photos, but a remarkable sight.

paul_the_northerner - on 25 Nov 2016
In reply to Tom Last:


Yeah i saw a lunar rainbow driving through the Yorkshire moors one night, i thought it was a reflection on my windscreen or something so i pulled in and got out of the car and it was still there.
Very strange but it was clearly a rainbow type thing


nniff - on 25 Nov 2016
In reply to Tom Last:

Yes - many years ago on Salisbury Plain - full moon, big cumulo nimbus clouds and showers. Full arc rainbow - magnificent. The really strange thing is that the rainbow is in full technicolour, but everything else is essentially monochrome.
Dan Arkle - on 25 Nov 2016
In reply to:

Lunar rainbows are actually full colour, and photograph like that.

However, if they are faint, then only the sensitive but monochrome rod cells in your eyes detect them, and so they appear white. (which is the same reason everything else has no colour at night).

Thats one of my favourite bits of physics vs biology geekery!
malk - on 25 Nov 2016
In reply to Dan Arkle:

not to be confused with http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/22%C2%B0_halo
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johnhenderson - on 26 Nov 2016
In reply to malk:

It's a small world I met Melvin in Glen Etive the day after he took that shot.He was telling me he was a professional of three years living in Preston.He was off to Norway the following week with a group of clients.Slightly jealous.

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