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'Upside down rainbow' caused by freak weather

 
 
Reply Tue 16 Sep, 2008 09:59 pm
'Upside down rainbow' caused by freak weather

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/graphics/2008/09/16/earainbow116.jpg
Freak atmospheric conditions rarely seen outside the polar regions have been credited with causing the formation of an "upside down rainbow".

Normal rainbows are made when light penetrates raindrops and re-emerges out the other side in the same direction but the inverted types, known as circumzenithal arcs, are caused when sunlight bounces off ice crystals high in the atmosphere, sending the light rays back up.
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mismi
 
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Reply Tue 16 Sep, 2008 10:07 pm
@Robert Gentel,
nuh uh...that just looks like something made by a lens. bah. don't believe it.
NickFun
 
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Reply Tue 16 Sep, 2008 11:43 pm
@mismi,
I'm sure you're right mismi. Even if it is true it's hardly proof of the paranormal. My first reaction is "SO?"
dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 17 Sep, 2008 02:54 am
@NickFun,
Who on earth said anything about paranormal?

The quote Robert posted gave a perfectly "normal" explanation.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 17 Sep, 2008 03:46 am
@dlowan,
Quote:
Who on earth said anything about paranormal?

The quote Robert posted gave a perfectly "normal" explanation.

Right !
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tarakesh
 
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Reply Wed 17 Sep, 2008 09:46 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Cool!
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