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The rainbow thread

  1. Jun 24, 2009 #1
    A while ago I saw a rainbow while I was driving. The end of the rainbow lay right on the hood of my car. When I came to a stop, I popped the hood to see if there was a pot of gold in there. Of course, by then the rainbow was gone and so was the gold. I said I would post about it, but forgot. Today I saw another rainbow and decided to start this thread. Every time I see a rainbow I will post it here.

    I have liked rainbows since I was a small child. When I found out about secondary rainbows and that dark band between primary and secondary, it increased my appreciation of them. In addition, I have seen a couple of sun dogs, a moon halo, and a sun pillar. I will report those here as well, but they are quite rare. I have not seen moonbows, moon dogs, noctilucent clouds, crepuscular rays, anticrepuscular rays, and other related phenomena, but if I do, I'll post it here. If you see any of these, please add a note here too.
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  3. Jun 24, 2009 #2
    Rainbows, you say?

  4. Jun 24, 2009 #3
    I have an interesting rainbow picture:

    http://omploader.org/vMXZvYg [Broken]

    Right across the road!
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  5. Jun 24, 2009 #4


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    You silly twit... you looked at the wrong end of the car. Everybody knows that the gold is in the gas tank. :rolleyes:
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    I can't tell. Is she serious? I started laughing when the video started because I assumed she was kidding (in a DHMO kind of way), but as it continued it seemed more and more like she was serious.
  7. Jun 24, 2009 #6
    I'm not sure, at first I though she was serious but there are hints that it could be a joke such as "oxygen supply" and how she says it didn't happen 20 years ago.
  8. Jun 24, 2009 #7
    This girl I know has a picture on her cell of a picture perfect rainbow where you can clearly see both ends meet with the horizon.. its really cool lol never seen that before
  9. Jun 24, 2009 #8
    Have you ever seen a complete rainbow, which is a full circle ?
    http://linein.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/02/circle_rainbow.jpg [Broken]
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  10. Jun 24, 2009 #9

    That is freaking amazing... assuming its not editted of course.
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  11. Jun 24, 2009 #10
    Very cool! Downloading..

    Here's another favorite rainbow picture of mine

    http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/3503/tornadonguyenbig.jpg [Broken]
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  12. Jun 25, 2009 #11


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    Here is one I caught on camera the other day from my bedroom window.

    http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/3919/1000357w.jpg [Broken]
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  13. Jun 25, 2009 #12
    The other day my son and I saw a circumzenith arc. It appeared across a mare's tail. It is an amazingly bright arc of rainbow colors. The colors are extremely vivid. Sorry did not have a camera with me.
  14. Jun 25, 2009 #13
    You might want to check out this site for some interesting photos and info on rainbows and their causes.

    http://www.atoptics.co.uk/bows.htm" [Broken]
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    I love the rainbow, it is what I call the most beautiful silence

    ps: that place looks fameliar, I can't remember well though! you don't have to tell:tongue:


    that is a painting, isn't it?
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  16. Jun 25, 2009 #15
    Drizzle. How appropriate.
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    thanks :shy:
  18. Jan 31, 2010 #17
    I had intended to post every sighting here, but I saw one in France last year and forgot to post. Yesterday I saw a sun dog. It peeked through a crack in the tree line so I could not see if it had a partner.
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