Alexander's Band

September 15, 2006 By: erik Category: Geeky, Musings, Photos 2,264 views

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The weather the past few days has been miserable. Cold (long pants cold!) and wet. Luckily, when the doldrums get too unbearable, nature will sometimes throw you a gem to look at. Last night, we had a spectacular double rainbow.
Rainbow Panorama

It was so large and close that I had to make a panorama.

Rainbow Panorama (adjusted)

By digitally adjusting the color levels, you can clearly see the second rainbow. This effect is known as Alexander’s Band.

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A close-up of the double rainbow.

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I couldn’t convince Marga to go out into the cold rain to look for the pot of gold. Myths that aren’t part of your culture sound stupid.