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Remarkable Rainbow Phenomena

Nature volume 74, page 564 (04 October 1906) | Download Citation



MAY I be permitted, with reference to Mr. Spence's observation of a remarkable rainbow, described in your issue of September 20, to direct attention to a number of phenomena of the same kind observed in Holland during the last ten years, and published by the Dutch Meteorological Institute in Omweders, Optische Verschijnselen enz. At Fort William, also, on August 16, 1887, a phenomenon of this sort was seen, a drawing of which is to be found in Trans. Roy. Soc. Edin. (vol. xxxiv., p. xvii, Fig. 17). Readers of NATURE will find an observation of a double rainbow, with drawing, similar to the oval described by Mr. Spence, made by Prof. Tait on September 11, 1874, in the issue of October 1, 1874, with a comment by Maxwell upon it.

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  1. Vienna, September 28.

    • J. M. PERNTER


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