IotW: Sunbow

Walking along the Pacific Crest Trail from Donner Pass on a late fall day. High, thin clouds caught the afternoon sun and cast a subtle streak of color arcing over the mountains.

Sunbow Photo: Maxwell Odland

Sunbow
Photo: Maxwell Odland

Most people are familiar with the refraction that causes a rainbow. This sunbow has a few key differences.

First off, rainbows are only visible opposite the sun. Second, take a look at the order of colors in the sunbow. It doesn’t look quite the same as the usual rainbow.

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