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Remarkable Rainbow Phenomena

Nature volume 74, page 586 (11 October 1906) | Download Citation

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When I read Mr. Spence's interesting letter (p. 516), it occurred to me that the appearance of the second primary rainbow was due to the reflection of the sun from the sea. The apex of this second bow would be above that of the first bow, the angular distance between the apices being about equal to double the sun's altitude at the time of the observation.

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    • C. T. WHITMELL

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