Fogbow & Glory

Imaged by Marc Herpers ©Marc Herpers, shown with permission
A striking image. The sun shines through thin fog and its myriad tiny droplets scatter and diffract its light back to eye and camera. Directly opposite the sun is a colourful ringed glory. A huge fogbow surrounds it. The fogbow appears double, the inner ring is the first supernumerary. In a perfect fogbow (but this one is perfect!) the supernumeraries crowd inwards all the way to the glory. The glory and fogbow are one, all part of the same diffraction process.
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