Rainbows and Fall Streaks

Rainbow with fall streaks Rainbow enhanced by fall streaks

Fresh sheets of rain from this spring shower seemed to obliterate the rainbow as they fell. Either they weren't catching the sunshine or perhaps they contained more hail than rain.

The falling streaks in this summer shower are almost certainly rain as it seems to enhance the supernumerary at the top of the bow.

Rainbow shadows and fall streaks

Falling shafts of rain inside the bow catch the sun to form bright vertical streaks. Shadows from small clouds overhead converge on the anti-solar point to produce darker radial lines. The combined effect produces an unusual pattern.

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