November 15th, 2006


Фото дня: Rainbow Over Springfield, Colorado_

 Today's Earth Science Picture of the Day.
Kimberly Perez on EPOD
This brilliant horizon-to-horizon rainbow, with its secondary bow, occurred on May 31, 2006 near Springfield, Colorado. The photo was taken on the back side of a malformed squall line. A distant cloud-to-ground lightning flash accents the bow's right quadrant and appears to emanate from the darkened band between the primary and secondary bow (Alexander's Dark Band). The photographer's shadow points toward the center of the rainbow -- the antisolar direction.