Supernumerary Rainbow Over Merida, Spain

August 16, 2017


Photographer: Juan Manuel Pérez Rayego
Summary Authors: Juan Manuel Pérez Rayego; Jim Foster

Following an afternoon thundershower in Merida, Spain, I happened to observe this handsome rainbow and striking supernumerary bows. In order for these supernumerary bows to be so obvious the minute rain droplets responsible for forming them, and their pastel colors, are likely very uniform in size. Larger raindrops produce the colors in the primary bow. Note that a portion of the faint secondary rainbow is visible at top left. Photo taken on June 25, 2017.

Photo Details: Dslr + 24-105mm; 105mm; polarizer filter; Adobe Photoshop.