Semicircular Double Rainbow | Adwait Bhagwat

Adwait Bhagwat
Location of photo
Holland MI USA
Date/Time of photo
September 8th 2012, 9 am
iPhone 4 camera
Double rainbow is quite an interesting optical phenomenon in which the sunlight reflects twice inside the raindrops and produces a secondary rainbow outside the primary one. Due to the secondary reflection of light, the colors in the secondary rainbow appear inverted compared to primary rainbow.
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