A Complete Solar Rainbow


C. M. INGLEBY (p. 489) is clearly mistaken in supposing that D. Morris's description in NATURE (p. 436) referred to a real rainbow, for he makes no mention of any rain, the phenomenon being on a thin film over the sky. It must have been a solar halo, differing from an ordinary one only in being more distinctly coloured than usual. I have on rare occasions seen small portions of an ordinary halo very brilliantly coloured, but never saw a complete one so.

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BACKHOUSE, T. A Complete Solar Rainbow. Nature 28, 515 (1883). https://doi.org/10.1038/028515e0

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