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).

Author: Peter Krämer, Bochum, Germany

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Posted on May 27, 2011, in observations, rainbow and fogbow and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. 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

  2. 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! 🙂

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