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Double Pink Rainbow Over Glen Ashley, South Africa


Photographer: Jacques Joubert; Jacques’s Web site 

Summary Authors: Jacques Joubert; Jim Foster

The photo above showing a high-arching pink rainbow was captured at sunset near Durban, South Africa. The camera is facing toward the anti-solar point. Like the setting Sun, the rainbow colors we’re familiar with acquire red or pink hues once the Sun dips close to the horizon. This is because as the Sun sets (or rises) the increased path length sunlight takes through the atmosphere acts to scatter out the green, blue and violet colors from our view. The partially formed secondary bow  having a radius of approximately 51 degrees can be seen about 9 degrees outside of the primary bow. Note the dim anticrepuscular rays (right side of primary and secondary bows) as well as the collection of reddened light near the center of the primary bow. Photo taken on October 22, 2012.

Photo details: Canon 5d MKII camera; 16-35mm lens; f/2.8; ISO 200; 1/2 sec. exposure; photo taken at 5:54 p.m.

8 responses

  1. now that iz beautiful.

    March 12, 2013 at 12:03 am

  2. Hasan

    amazing, lol, it somehow looks like a fiction space shield or something…. thats the always surprising nature

    March 16, 2013 at 2:32 am

    • lol, it is beautiful, nature’s paintbrush 🙂
      good to see you, hope all is well

      March 16, 2013 at 8:52 am

      • Hasan

        ok, but not that well….

        March 16, 2013 at 5:56 pm

      • send me email if you like … am sorry, have been wondering, thought probably school

        March 16, 2013 at 6:02 pm

      • Hasan

        just read my latest post, i wont love to think about it again…..

        March 17, 2013 at 5:37 pm

      • ok, thank you

        March 17, 2013 at 5:50 pm

      • Hasan

        well ur welcome… is just not easy, to think about it over and over again….. 😦

        March 17, 2013 at 6:25 pm

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