Station near Edinburgh, Scotland imaged
by Andy Forrester (Photography) late afternoon on 14th June '08. ©Andy
Forrester, shown with permission.
Strange sky colours are often mistaken for
rainbows. These changing colours
are a rainbow. The late afternoon sun was 35-39° high
placing the rainbow tip near the horizon.
At upper left a drifting rain shower produces a fragment of the red
edged primary bow. In the main image there are
no raindrops correctly positioned in
the sky to light the primary itself but fragments of its supernumeraries glow
with characteristic greens