Massive Rainbow With Dramatic Sky In Cumbria Field (1 of 2).jpg
A magnificent and colourful rainbow in a field full of sheep in Cumbria the Lake District. A rainbow is an optical and meteorological phenomenon that causes a spectrum of light to appear in the sky when the Sun shines on to droplets of moisture in the Earth's atmosphere. It takes the form of a multicoloured arc. Rainbows caused by sunlight always appear in the section of sky directly opposite the sun..In a so-called "primary rainbow" (the lowest, and also normally the brightest rainbow) the arc of a rainbow shows red on the outer (or upper) part of the arc, and violet on the inner section. This rainbow is caused by light being reflected once in droplets of water.
- Copyright: Ben Russell
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