Chasing the Rainbow

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We saw the rainbow while driving and I we chased it around the town. I realized later that I captured a double rainbow on one of the pictures. Wikipedia says: Secondary rainbows are caused by a double reflection of sunlight inside the raindrops. The dark area of unlit sky lying between the primary and secondary bows is called Alexander’s Band.
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14 Responses to “Chasing the Rainbow”

  1. happilyretired Says:

    Oh … what a BEAUTIFUL rainbow! The last one I chased was on my birthday earlier this year. Thanks for sharing yours ;–)
    Hugs and blessings,

  2. Leora Says:

    Cool! I like your second photo – a classic rainbow, captured by your very own camera. Thanks for the doubles explanation.

  3. ellievellie Says:

    The double rainbow is also captured by my camera the same day just few minutes later. I did not realize it is a double until I loaded the pictures in the computer. This is the first time I saw a double bow.

  4. Judy Says:

    Great photos! I did not know about Alexander’s Band!! Thank you so much for sharing that!

  5. Greensboro Daily Photo Says:

    Love the title, Chasing the Rainbow. I saw it but was too lazy to chase. I think the trick, for me, is having an ace-in-the-hole spot to drive to quickly when the sky is beautiful. That way, I won’t land a Harris Teeter parking lot in the foreground!

    FIrst rainbow photo I’ve seen on skywatch. Great!

  6. Regina Says:

    What a lovely chase. Amazing.

  7. Baron's Life Says:

    Hope you enjoyed the chase

  8. Carletta Says:

    Beautiful! I was looking for one today as we had rain and sunshine. 🙂
    The doubles aren’t always this bright – you found a good one!

  9. Elaine Ling Says:

    I’ve always felt that rainbows are magical!! 🙂
    Especially when they disappear or appear bit by bit right in front of your eyes 🙂

  10. Maria Berg Says:

    I love looking at rainbows, it is hard to get them on photo. MB

  11. Vogon Poet Says:

    It so rare to see one rainbow here and you got two, even taking a good photo!

    Sorry if I’m late: Happy Birthday Boris!

  12. Judy Says:

    Thanks for your comments about the tower (I bet there is a technical name for it)! It is actually still a functioning church, in the United stream of Christianity.

  13. Stephany Says:

    I would have chased that rainbow too. Beautiful shots!

  14. Arija Says:

    Lovely rainbow!

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