Friday, January 13, 2017

FINDING THE LUNAR FOG BOW Taken by Göran Strand on January 12, 2017 @ Östersund, Sweden

A month ago I had never seen a lunar fog bow. I got to see my first one on December 17 last year. Last night I got to see two more of these elusive phenomena. We had lots of fog around the city of Östersund and since it was the night of the full moon, I drove around chasing locations where I could see these beautiful bows.

I got two relatively good ones on photo two hours apart. Ive included the time and height of the Moon when the photos was taken.

This is something I really love with this type of photography, learning about new phenomena and how and when to see them. After seeing my first lunar fog bow I new how it looked like and what conditions to look for. Last night there where perfect fog bow conditions so it was just a matter of finding the right spot. The light from the moon cant be to obscured by the fog and you need to have rather dense fog in the opposite direction of the moon.

So keep an eye out tonight when the moon light is still strong enough to create these beautiful phenomena.

Photographer Göran Strand, Sweden

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