Stunning picture of rare ‘white rainbow’ captured in Scotland

Stunning picture of rare ‘white rainbow’ captured in Scotland

Stunning picture of rare ‘white rainbow’ captured in Scotland

Written by Staff Writer

24 Nov, 2016 | 5:42 pm

A stunning shot of a white rainbow has been captured by a photographer over Rannoch Moor in the west of Scotland.

Known also as a ‘fog bow’, the image was captured by Melvin Nicholson.

Melvin Nicholson w as out on the moor, south of Glen Coe, on Sunday when the “unbelievably beautiful” white rainbow appeared.

Mr Nicholson said: “It is a colourless rainbow that is made up of tiny water droplets that cause fog.

He said an isolated windswept tree, framed by the fog bow, completed the shot.

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 – smaller than 0.05mm – the fog bow has only very weak colors, with a red outer edge and bluish inner edge.

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