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Red Rainbow

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Had an interesting 'red rainbow' today, just as the sun set.

I've not heard of this phonomenom before?

Sorry for quality, only had my phone.

It was amazing though.

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Very interesting. I'd never seen one before, or even heard of it until now? ;-)

 

I've seen a few of them, only ever caught one on camera (see below). Don't be so hard on yourself about the pics, I know how these things tend to pan out with the pic never doing justice to reality, but your first pic of the rainbow is a cracker :D

 

 

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I've seen a few of them, only ever caught one on camera (see below). Don't be so hard on yourself about the pics, I know how these things tend to pan out with the pic never doing justice to reality, but your first pic of the rainbow is a cracker :D

 

 

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Aww thanks matey :-)

 

I like how they don't form a traditional rainbow shape, it's more of a dome really, and they all seem to be double? Maybe the wavelength of light shows up the second bow more? 

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nice pics!

I've had a think about it and i'll tell you why the rainbow is mainly red- the suns light at that time of day has a orange/red tint to it so instead of a normal rainbow during the day where the normal 'white' sunlight gets dispersed by the raindrops producing a full coloured rainbow, there is only really red/orange light shining on the said raindrops so the rainbow appears red  :D

*science hat off*

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