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Pink rainbow

Post by Kitkat on Tue 8 Aug 2017 - 19:32

A rare "pink rainbow" was spotted in the west of England on Monday evening.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-40861465

The phenomenon, seen in Bristol, Taunton and Yate, has been described as an "optical illusion" by experts.





This was the view at Bristol Harbour



In Taunton the sky turned a deep pink


People who photographed it described it as "amazing" and "pretty" on BBC Points West's Facebook page .
BBC Weather presenter Simon King said there was no specific name for the phenomenon, which was caused by a regular rainbow and a pink sunset happening at the same time.
"We've got a regular rainbow, which is caused by water droplets in the atmosphere reflecting the sunlight into the spectrum of different colours," he said.
"The other thing is a pinkish sunset caused by sunlight having to pass through a lot more atmosphere - due to the low sun angle late in the day - hence the shortwave colours - violets, blues, greens - are diminished and we only see the pinks and reds, giving the rainbow a pinkish colour."
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Re: Pink rainbow

Post by mac on Tue 8 Aug 2017 - 20:47

great shots!  I particularly liked Bristol Harbour, somewhere I know quite well.
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Re: Pink rainbow

Post by Whiskers on Sat 12 Aug 2017 - 15:45

Double pink rainbow reflected in the sea. even more amazing to see.


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