Red Rainbow Over Súľov, Slovakia

October 23, 2017

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Photographer: Martin Kukučka
Summary Authors: Martin Kukučka; Jim Foster

Shown above is a phenomenal red rainbow observed at sunrise from Súľov, Slovakia. The camera is facing west. It’s unusual to see such a bright red bow. Red rainbows appear red for the same reason that a sunset or sunrise looks red -- when the Sun is low in the sky, in this case just below the horizon, the shorter wavelengths (violets, blue and green colors) are more readily scattered from our view than are the longer wavelengths (oranges and reds). Note also the faint reddish spokes converging at the antisolar point. Photo taken on September 14, 2017.

Photo Details: Camera Maker: SONY; Camera Model: ILCE-7RM2; Lens: FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS; Focal Length: 16mm (35mm equivalent: 16mm); Aperture: ƒ/8.0; Exposure Time: 2.500 s; ISO equiv: 100; Software: Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 (Windows).