Pink Rainbow Over Quebec

November 18, 2005

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Provided by: Paul Charbonneau, Soleil du Jour
Summary authors & editors: Jim Foster; Paul Charbonneau

This high arched, pinkish rainbow was captured just after sunset on the evening of September 9, 2005 from Kamouraska, (Québec) Canada. Rainbows always loom large in the eastern sky if visible at sunset or soon afterwards. As is the case with the color of the twilight sky, only the longest wavelengths of visible light (oranges and reds) can be detected in rainbows after the Sun sets or before it rises.

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