Lossiemouth Rainbow Fragment

November 04, 2006

Rainbowfragment

Provided and copyright by: Karen Cox, Moray's Astronomy Club, Sigma
Summary authors & editors: Karen Cox

This photo of a rainbow fragment was taken from Lossiemouth, Moray, Scotland on August 31, 2006. It was observed around 7:00 p.m. (local time) -- about an hour before sunset. As the clouds changed position and the light intensity varied, the colours alternatively dimmed and brightened. The largest raindrops typically produce the purest and most pleasing rainbow colors. Thought this fascinating display lasted only approximately 15 minutes, it was a joy to watch.

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