Double Rainbow over Charleston, WV

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What's amazing to me is not the double rainbow, but the fact that I've never seen a rainbow so low to the ground. I don't know if it's because I took the picture from the 8th floor of my hotel, but it doesn't matter to me. It's still pretty cool.

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Comments (6)

df3vi on June 5, 2013

That you were able to see this low rainbow is due to the height of your view point and the sun being high in the sky, shining in an angle larger than 42 deg.
On the ground you wouldn't have been able to see it!

herdintheupstate on June 6, 2013

I love science and math!!!!!

Thanks for the information df3vi!

JBTHEMILKER on December 6, 2013

You have a good one here!

herdintheupstate on December 9, 2013

Thanks! I took several pictures with the second rainbow more prominent, but this was the best overall picture.

★ smrCH. on February 12, 2014

GREAT rainbow shot herdintheupstate
LIKE 2 + FAV one
Friendly wishes, Robert

herdintheupstate on February 19, 2014

Thank you smrCH!!!!! Not too often I can catch a good pic like this with my phone!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 22, 2013
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    by herdintheupstate
    • Camera: Motorola MB886
    • Taken on 2013/05/19 17:15:16
    • Exposure: 0.000s
    • Focal Length: 4.36mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.400
    • No flash