IN reference to Mr. Tait's letter in NATURE, vol. x. p. 460, it may interest some of your readers to hear that our party saw a very perfect lunar rainbow at North Malvern, Worcestershire, on the evening of July 27, this year. The bow was so perfect that the colours were easily distinguishable—that is, of course, the main colours. The appearance lasted about five or ten minutes (10.35 to 10.45 P.M.)

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LATCHMORE, J. Rainbows. Nature 10, 483 (1874) doi:10.1038/010483c0

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