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Red Rainbow on Jul 10, 2017

The rainbow was captured with a sky surveillance camera and a digital photo camera during sunset.

Red rainbows appear during sunrise or sunset when shorter wavelengths of the sunlight are scattered away from particles in the atmosphere and the remaining light becomes red.

Images from digital photo camera

Orange Rainbow from Jul 10 2017, 21:10 CET
At 21:10, 8min before sunset: Orange sunlight, still multicoloured rainbow
Red Rainbow from Jul 10 2017, 21:16 CET
At At 21:16, 2min before sunset: Red rainbow
Red Rainbow from Jul 10 2017, 21:18 CET
At 21:18, at sunset: Red rainbow and a faint secondary rainbow
Red Rainbow from Jul 10 2017, 21:18 CET
Detail from the image above showing supernumerary bands caused by interference

Images from sky surveillance camera pointing to north

The rainbow was recorded with a sky surveillance camera pointing to east.

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Observation data:

Date: Jul 10, 2017 between 21:01 and 21:19 CEST (=UTC+2h)
Location: Pulsnitz, Germany
Instrument: Digital photo camera and sky surveillance camera pointing to east

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