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Photo-a-Day Archive
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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 22nd June, 2019)

Missed!


Missed!
No crock of gold for St Wilfrid’s at the end of these twin rainbows.

Photo: David Long  (Sony SLT-A65V)
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Comment by: Veronica on 22nd June 2019 at 09:35

Caught in the middle instead with a nice reflected glow!

Comment by: irene roberts on 22nd June 2019 at 09:46

If you see them from up in a plane they are a complete circle, which is why there is no end to a rainbow. My friend's late Mum loved rainbows, as I do, and I always think of her when I see them. I have never forgotten seeing three in a row over Melling's Flash in Ince when I was coming home from school on the 'bus, (50 years ago!). A lovely photo.

Comment by: Maureen on 22nd June 2019 at 10:40

Talk about a moment in time..brilliant shot David.

Comment by: priscus on 22nd June 2019 at 12:32

The triple bows are very rare, Irene.

You get them only where there is a body of water to furnish an additional reflective pane at ground level, between the observer, and the apparent otherwise double bow.

Comment by: irene roberts on 22nd June 2019 at 16:14

The three rainbows weren't above each other priscus, as in the photo, but this was three rainbows, small in size, all in a row. I was 16 and coming home from school in Hindley to Ince on the old Corporation bus, where there used to be side seats near the front, so I was looking directly over Melling's Flash. I have never seen that since.

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