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Rainbow in Pacific


Rainbow in Pacific
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Copyright: Sezai Sahmay (Sahmay) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 41] (569)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-12-15
Categories: Sky
Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-02-03 1:54
Viewed: 985
Points: 2
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Rainbow in Pacific Ocean.
A rainbow is an optical and meteorological phenomenon that is caused by reflection, refraction and dispersion of light in water droplets resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky. It takes the form of a multicoloured arc. Rainbows caused by sunlight always appear in the section of sky directly opposite the sun.

Rainbows can be full circles, however, the average observer sees only an arc formed by illuminated droplets above the ground,[1] and centred on a line from the sun to the observer's eye.

In a primary rainbow, the arc shows red on the outer part and violet on the inner side. This rainbow is caused by light being refracted (bent) when entering a droplet of water, then reflected inside on the back of the droplet and refracted again when leaving it.

In a double rainbow, a second arc is seen outside the primary arc, and has the order of its colours reversed, red facing toward the other one in both rainbows. This second rainbow is caused by light reflecting twice inside water droplets.


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a nice powerful rainbow, TFS Ori

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