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Old 10-24-2011, 01:48 PM
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Default Rainbow in the sky

This morning I flew to KRZT (37 nm) for IFR certification. Two bands of rain activities were moving fast from the west. The first band had arrived at my destination and the second one was following. I figured that I can still made into KRZT and return after the second band passes. Half way through my trip I saw a beautiful rainbow in the sky. On my GRT EFIS I was following both the weather and the traffic. I saw a traffic on my level converging so I changed my heading 20 degrees. It flew right across the rainbow (toward the end of the video). Following are two photos (grabbed from video) and the video.





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqErEhb3Ldw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTHvkQIwdC4
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:02 PM
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Your picture definitely beats mine. I saw your rainbow couple days ago the colors were the same



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Old 10-25-2011, 07:11 AM
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IFR certification was done faster than I expect. It was still raining when I returned. This time I mounted the Drift HD170 camera and took the video for the short flight. If you have nothing else to do, here is the video to kill your time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVTtNh8HUrc
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:25 AM
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Your great photo reminds me of this apropos classic video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQSNhk5ICTI

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Old 10-25-2011, 11:05 AM
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Default Great picture Ted.

I didn't get a picture of my best rainbow from the air, but about 2 years ago flying with my wife we saw a rainbow that was a complete circle.

I am not sure what conditions allow you to see them as a circle, but it was cool.

Flying at about 3500 ft AGL small rain showers in the area.

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Old 10-25-2011, 12:12 PM
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Default My previous rainbow picture

This is over Brookville Lake, Indiana.

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Old 10-25-2011, 03:11 PM
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Smile Rainbows

A rainbow that is a complete circle is called a "glory"
Fits, doesn't it?
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:38 PM
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Your great photo reminds me of this apropos classic video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQSNhk5ICTI

My thoughts exactly along with the songified version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MX0D4oZwCsA My step son drives me crazy playing this in the car from his iPod.
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Old 10-25-2011, 06:24 PM
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Something many people don't realize about rainbows is that it is always darker outside the arc of the rainbow than inside. Check the photos above for proof.

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My thoughts exactly along with the songified version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MX0D4oZwCsA My step son drives me crazy playing this in the car from his iPod.
Mike, you know you can beat him if he has red hair...
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