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Interesting phenomenon yesterday

Postby Moondog55 » Thu 15 Nov, 2018 11:42 am

Driving down the road from Falls Creek yesterday it was misty and sunny. There was one patch of mist in a very bright sliver of sunshine and for about 100 metres I was driving through a rainbow. Never happened to be before and it will probably never happen again but for a few seconds it was quite spectacularly pretty. Has this happened to others?
Next corner and similar circumstances and nothing
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Re: Interesting phenomenon yesterday

Postby Orion » Thu 15 Nov, 2018 12:48 pm

Count yourself lucky!

A rainbow doesn't exist as an object. It's a virtual image. But you can get close to it. I have with a simple implement: a garden hose. In the wild it's less common to get so close.

Other cool rainbow things: Double rainbows (we've all seen those) where there are two rainbows parallel, with the second one displaying an inverted sequence of colors. Sometimes there are three or even more. Then there are twin rainbows, where the rainbow splits and part of it heads off in a slightly different direction. Those are quite a bit less common. Supernumerary rainbows are an even rarer breed, hard for me to explain because I'm too stupid to understand the descriptions I've read more than once. They're similar to double rainbows but caused by a different phenomenon and the colors of the second band are NOT inverted. Fogbows are another kind of (monochrome) rainbow (I saw one at Melaleuca a few years ago).

All of those rainbows are usually seen from a distance. To actually be "in" a rainbow is unusual, but by no means unheard of.


Presumably you now have a big pot of gold that you can use to buy bushwalking gear with.
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Re: Interesting phenomenon yesterday

Postby michael_p » Thu 15 Nov, 2018 7:26 pm

Moondog55 wrote:...I was driving through a rainbow.

Did you stop and pick up the pot of gold. :lol: Sounds like an amazing experience, consider yourself a very lucky person.
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Re: Interesting phenomenon yesterday

Postby Moondog55 » Thu 15 Nov, 2018 8:56 pm

"Being kissed by Angels" sprung to mind
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Re: Interesting phenomenon yesterday

Postby neilmny » Fri 16 Nov, 2018 4:29 pm

michael_p wrote:
Moondog55 wrote:...I was driving through a rainbow.

Did you stop and pick up the pot of gold. :lol: Sounds like an amazing experience, consider yourself a very lucky person.


That's what I was thinking........you must have run over the pot of gold Moondog........hopefully not the leprechaun :shock:
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