こういう、美しい光景が地球にあることは嬉しく思う。そして、実際に見てみると大きな感動を感じるだろうな。この作品はスウェーデンの写真家Göran Strandさんが捉えた「Fog Bow」。

Fog Bowとは

 霧虹(きりにじ、fog bow、fogbow)、は霧等によって光が散乱され、光の輪となって現われる大気光学現象。基本的に太陽が観察者の後方にある場合に霧虹が確認できる。 なお、夜間に霧虹が確認出来る場合は月虹とも呼ばれる。wikipedia:霧虹


Throughout the years I've seen lots of different phenomena in the sky but one that have been on my bucket list for quite some time is the very rare lunar fog bow. I've seen photos of it but I've never seen it in real life, until now. This Saturday turned out to be my lucky night. I hadn't planed to go out at all but after having a look to the north a saw some faint Northern Lights so I decided to head out to see if the activity would increase. After an hour or so I decided to drive to another location and after parking the car I started walking on the frozen shoreline of lake Storsjön. After walking a couple of hundred of meters I looked up and could clearly see this lunar fog bow. I immediately stopped and pulled out my camera from my backpack to start taking some photos. While shooting I felt so excited and happy to finally see this beautiful white fog bow, it was more beautiful than I ever excepted. And as a bonus there were some Northern Lights visible at the same time. After a while and while the camera was exposing I wanted to text a very good friend of mine that I was seeing my first ever lunar fog bow. While typing I could see my fingers shiver of excitement and I once again realized how much these beautiful phenomena of nature actually means to me. A fog bog is pretty much the same as a rainbow. It's located in the opposite direction of the Moon and it's height correlates to the height of the Moon in the same way a rainbows height correlates to the height of the Sun. Fog bows are almost white with faint reds on the outside and blues inside. The colors are so washed out because the bow in each color is very broad and the colors overlap. #LunarFogBow #Nikon

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Milky Way and Sunne church in Jamtland, Sweden #MilkyWay #Nikon #D810A

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Autumn Northern Lights from last night. #northernlights #aurora #Nikon

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Northern Lights beneath the Milky Way. #northernlights #aurora #Nikon

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Today I'm featured as Astronomy Picture Of the Day at NASA with my photo Aurora Arc. It was taken on the 12th of April 2016 at 23:20 UTC just 2 km outside of down town Östersund. Earlier that night me and a couple of friends had been out watching for the Aurora but the clouds blocked our view. Later at night when I was on my way home I stopped by this pier to take one last look and suddenly this really bright perfectly shaped arc emerged. It lasted for 5-10 minutes before fading away. Extra fun that NASA chose this image since the aurora arc stretches over the area where I grew up and dreamed about being an astronaut :-) Visit APOD website to read more - #apod #nasa #aurora #nikon

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The Northern Light painter, my favorite artist. #NorthernLights #Aurora #Norrsken

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Did you catch the full Moon last night? I tried, but next time I'll use a bigger crane ☺️ #fullmoon #Nikon #D810A

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Tonight is International Observe the Moon Night. Here's a repost from October 2015 full moon. #observethemoon #InOMN #Nikon #D810A

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