January 13, 2008

Sunbow at the Ski Slopes

Yesterday I took Benny for a walk near the snow-tubing slopes. He likes hearing the children play. I took a few mediocre photos and then I saw it. A sunbow!

The sun itself was low in the sky to the right. Whether the rainbow-type colors were due to moisture from the ski slopes or to natural clouds, I don't know. Below we see it (on the left) from farther back.

Sunbow (defined by American Heritage Science Dictionary): A prismatic arc of colors, similar to a rainbow, resulting from the refraction of sunlight through a mist or spray of water.

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