PC Review


Reply
Thread Tools Rate Thread

What a Rainbow !

 
 
Yorkshire Cruncher
nivrip's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: North Yorkshire
Posts: 5,197
 
      13th Jul 2008
I saw this rainbow today at about 7.15 PM in North Yorkshire. It was almost directly above me and seemed to be on the edge of a cloud. It was "the wrong way up" as you can see in the thumbnail. The white line to the left is a plane vapour trail.

Weird It was visible for a good 15 minutes. The only similar thing I have seen was a rainbow around the sun, directly above, at midday, in Brazil. Never seen anything like it in the UK and it certainly was not around the sun.
Attached Thumbnails
What a Rainbow !-rainbow.jpg  

 
System Spec

Colossus 1943 Version 1.0
 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
 
Ian Ian is offline
Rocket Scientist
Ian's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 16,781
 
      13th Jul 2008
I saw something strange like that in Mexico, a perfect circle rainbow in the sky right above me - and annoying one of the few times I didn't have my camera

Quite cool seeing stuff like that in the UK
 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
 
Senior Member
psd99's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: GREAT WORLD CLASS BRITAIN :)
Posts: 5,781
 
      13th Jul 2008
nice one did you take more pictures?

 


 
Reply With Quote
 
Senior Member
G~MAN's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Hertfordshire
Posts: 1,094
 
      13th Jul 2008
Did you get your pot of gold?

 
~My System~AMD Athlon64 3500+ Asus A8N - SLi Premium 1gig corsair Ram Maxtor 160GB SATA2 Geforce 6800GT Microsoft XP Home Premium

~My Laptop~ Dell XPS M1330 Intel T8100 2.1GHz Dual Core CPU 4096MB DDR2 RAM 250GB SATA Hard Drive 128MB nVidia® GeForce™ Go 8400M GS Microsoft Vista Home Premium
 
Reply With Quote
 
Crunchie Cat
Taffycat's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: South Wales
Posts: 8,997
 
      13th Jul 2008
That is remarkable Niv, I've never seen anything like that. Well done for spotting it
 
Reply With Quote
 
Yorkshire Cruncher
nivrip's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: North Yorkshire
Posts: 5,197
 
      13th Jul 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by psd99
nice one did you take more pictures?
I did but they were all exactly the same.


Quote:
Did you get your pot of gold?
Fraid not. The end of the rainbow was in the air and not on the ground.

 
System Spec

Colossus 1943 Version 1.0
 
Reply With Quote
 
Banned
Madxgraphics's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: In A house
Posts: 4,082
 
      13th Jul 2008
The answer to your amazin pic can be found here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circumzenithal_arcIts called an "Circumzenithal arc"..Was fun reading up on it to, now I know all things rainbow...
 
Reply With Quote
 
Yorkshire Cruncher
nivrip's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: North Yorkshire
Posts: 5,197
 
      13th Jul 2008
Thanks for that Madxgraphics. Never thought of looking it up.

Here's the one I took of the rainbow round the sun a few years back.
Attached Thumbnails
What a Rainbow !-rainbowroundsun.jpg  

 
System Spec

Colossus 1943 Version 1.0
 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rainbow Technologies Sentinal Dongle Neal Windows XP Security 0 7th Sep 2004 03:03 PM
Rainbow fonts/wavy fonts =?Utf-8?B?cG9wcHk=?= Windows XP General 1 17th Jul 2004 05:08 PM
Re: rainbow colors Plato Windows XP General 0 31st Mar 2004 08:32 PM
Re: rainbow colors Malke Windows XP General 0 31st Mar 2004 07:36 PM
Mouse Cursor Rainbow in XP Arlie Windows XP Security 2 16th Nov 2003 09:19 PM


Features
 

Advertising
 

Newsgroups
 


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:35 PM.