at Alesund, Norway imaged
by Patricia Hamilton on 15th July '08.
Image ©Patricia Hamilton, shown with permission.
This rainbow fragment appears puzzlingly close to the horizon.
of a rainbow is always directly opposite the sun. Therefore, high suns
make low rainbows.
When this bow was seen the sun was 40° high placing
the centre of any bow 40° below the horizon in the opposite direction.
Since the primary bow's radius is about 42° that puts the bow's tip just
2° above the horizon.