Pink Cloud Bow
A London street morning of 13th January. Photograph by Anna-Rose Kirk. The sun is low, the sky blue. Not the venue of rainbows yet a pink hued cloudbow curves upwards with perhaps even a supernumerary at its lower left.

Image ©Anna-Rose Kirk, shown with permission
Cloudbows are rare, fugitive, easily missed.

They are born not of large raindrops but smaller ones in moisture laden air. Sometimes virga form them too.

Cloudbows vary from broad and almost white to narrower ones more coloured depending on droplet size. Early morning sunlight has tinted this one pink.

Cloudbows            Fogbows

Effects of drop size