arctic white rainbow

Arctic White Rainbow

Beyond fascinating. Now that’s a real white Christmas.


Photographer Sam Dobson captured this amazing arctic white rainbow on a recent trip to the North Pole. The rare white rainbow is actually known as fog bow as it occurs in foggy conditions rather than rainy ones. It appears white because the water droplets in fog are much smaller than raindrops and as the droplets get smaller, the colors disappear.

Thank you Imran Syed for the find!