Double "Glory" rainbow

by Robert Berta

Double "Glory" rainbow

Attached is a photo I took out the plane window with my Nikon D70s and 35-70 zoom on the way back from California in Nov, 2009. It was just a few minutes after takeoff. The tiny darker part at the center is the shadow of the plane...when I first noticed it the plane was very sharply defined...but by the time I got the camera out I was higher so it was more diffuse. The sun was on the other side of the plane and thus the projected shadow. The rainbow is what is known as a GLORY. It is caused by diffraction from moisture. If you look carefully you will see 4 total seperate rainbows...this is a very rare and unique photo because of the multiple rainbows.


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