Double Rainbow

The photo above features a vivid double rainbow as observed from Caen, France. This high arching beauty was taken just before sunset.     Photographer: Laaifat Mohamed

Rainbows that seem to graze the vault of the sky can only be observed very late in the day or early in the morning. Bows occurring when the Sun is higher in the sky aren’t as steeply inclined. The obvious darkened strip of sky between the primary and secondary bows is Alexander’s Dark Band.

Photo taken in early spring of 2011.