Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Icebow


Icebows are similar to rainbows but are formed by refraction of sunlight through cloud suspended ice crystals as opposed to raindrops or other liquid water suspended in the air. The absence of the "rainbow" colours is because the diffraction is through a specific face of the hexagonal ice crystal, which only gives rise to one color. This photo was taken at 11:19 a.m. on Sunday, 8 August 2007 in Ulu Geroh.

7 Comments:

Blogger Divemuster said...

Nature was so kind to display such beauty.

August 8, 2007 at 11:34 PM  
Blogger Madwag said...

ooooooooooooooooh... neat! I had no idea that clear water streams were hard to find where you live. I watched a programe on Kuala Lumpur... the twin tower mega structure being built... it was really interesting for me to watch. I was thinking of my Mayaysian blogging friends who live there.

August 9, 2007 at 1:08 AM  
Blogger Sharon said...

I have never seen an Icebow before... quite impressive.

August 9, 2007 at 3:02 PM  
Blogger DweezelJazz said...

Beautiful! I don't think I've seen an Icebow before, but I've seen something like it at night with the moon and when I was a kid I was told that this showed it was cold. Do you know if a similar thing occurs with light from the moon?

August 9, 2007 at 5:08 PM  
Blogger LadyHawk said...

DM .. yes, nature always gives us such special gifts.

madwag .. the twin towers is just across the street from where I work. we watched it being built from a gigantic hole in the ground.

sharon .. i've not seen an icebow around the sun before either. must thank moggie for this for he was the one who spotted this. he always spots things that we miss, be they tiny insects or a mega icebow!

hi dweezeljazz. a halo around the moon is a similar phenomenon and is also called an icebow.

August 9, 2007 at 8:35 PM  
Blogger moggie said...

wow...beautifully taken, ladyhawk. i learn something new everyday....thanks for sharing!

August 9, 2007 at 11:05 PM  
Blogger miloice said...

Neat shot ladyhawk :)
Now I wanna take one also :P

August 12, 2007 at 9:23 PM  

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