The other day circumstance brought the idea of a snowbow to my mind for, surprisingly, the first time. We all know that if it rains and the sun comes out there is a good chance of seeing a rainbow, but what about if it is snowing and the sun comes out? Will there be a snowbow? Is that even what it would be called?

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If a rainbow is “an arch of colors formed in the sky in certain circumstances, caused by the refraction and dispersion of the sun’s light by rain or other water droplets in the atmosphere,” why couldn’t this work with frozen water droplets?

I have heard rumor yes, but I want to know for sure! What can you tell me?

Have any of you seen this winter time precipitation enigma?

If it is true, share your story and your snowbow pictures!

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Is there a place in the world where this is common (like how Hawai’i is known for rainbows)? If so, I want to go there! This double showed up outside my house one summer. 

Did you check out yesterday’s Wonder Wednesday post? It was a super fun video tutorial on how to make a one page pocket size nature journal, and you get a PDF of written instructions, but not for long! Starting February 1 it is going to be password protected and only for those who have signed up for the newsletter, so check it out and make sure you’re signed up for the newsletter too!

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