Saturday, June 13, 2009

Bochum Twinned Rainbow

On June 9, 2009, another twinned rainbow appeared in the skies over Bochum, Germany. The phenomenon only lasted less than a minute, and I could watch the “twin ettect” move from left to right through the rainbow.

This picture has been processed to make the effect more obvious, but here is another picture showing how it really looked (1).


Just after the “twin effect” had disappeared, the rainbow reached a stunning brightness making supernumeraries visible as well as Alexander´s Band (2).

Text: Peter Krämer, Bochum, Germany

2 comments:

Claudia Hinz said...

Dear Peter,

congratulation to the wunderful pictures!

I've seen also a twinned rainbow a month ago:
http://www.meteoros.de/php/viewtopic.php?t=6832

It seems that the twinned rainbows appearing at increasing intervals.

Best wishes
Claudia

Noli said...

Beautiful image, congratulation!
I also had a twinned rainbow some days ago, but it was far more faint than yours. Good to see that really vivid ones are also existing! :-)