‘Fog bow’ spotted in Central Florida; what is it?

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Have you ever heard of a “fog bow”? It looks like a rainbow if you sucked all the color out of it.


According to the U.S. National Weather Service in Melbourne, someone recently spotted one in Viera.

Forecasters said the cloudlike arch is similar to a rainbow, but the smaller water droplet size means the color separation is weaker and more smeared. That means the fog bow appears mostly white – like a rainbow zapped of its color.

Read: Mount Dora police investigate suspicious death of couple at senior living community

Central Florida started the New Year with foggy conditions, making the conditions prime for the fog bow.

Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live.

Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.