Bermuda, Atlantic Ocean, Rainbow and stormy skies by Gavin Hellier for Stocksy United

Bermuda, Atlantic Ocean, Rainbow and stormy skies

A rainbow is an optical and meteorological phenomenon that is caused by reflection of light in water droplets in the Earth's atmosphere, resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky. 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 "primary rainbow", the arc shows red on the outer part and violet on the inner side. This rainbow is caused by light being refracted while entering a droplet of water, then reflected inside on the back of the droplet and refracted again when leaving it.

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Uploaded 10 April, 2013
Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II

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