1 – WHAT IS AN ARCTIC FOGBOW AND WHY ?

A “fogbow” is caused by a process similar to that of causing rainbows, but because of the very small size of the water droplets, the fogbow has little color – making it appear white. Very cold air can’t hold as much moisture as warmer air, and therefore fogbows often appear in cold areas. An Arctic Fogbow is specifically seen in the polar region, close to the ice, snowy mountains and frozen-ocean surface.

As the arctic fogbow is a rare natural phenomenon that can be witnessed on Svalbard, I’ve chosen this to be the motif of the coming year; it’s something to look forward to, to be surprised by and can only be perceived when you are at the right location at the right time.

(Source: http://www.athropolis.com/arctic-facts/fact-fogbow.htm), Picture by Sam Dobson)