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Rainbow over DeKalb May 15, 2006

Posted by dr. gonzo in DeKalb, Science.
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I took a few photos, just minutes ago, of a cool rainbow that appeared over DeKalb this evening.

This weird weather pattern seems to be persisting with rain coming out of the northeast as a result of a huge low pressure centered over eastern Ohio. Anyway check out the photos and the blurb below:

Rainbow over DeKalb, 5-15-06.

Rainbow over DeKalb, 5-15-06.

The University of Colorado-Boulder has a two page explanation about rainbows (pg. 1, pg. 2) that most people can grasp, as well as a more advanced explanation if you know some algebra (This “Mathematics of Rainbows” section is 5 pages, continue links are at the bottom left of the link about algebra).

Rainbows are one of the more interesting, and certainly eye-pleasing, of any atmospheric phenomenon. Scientists now think they may even occur at other locations in our Solar System, including the bizarre moon of Saturn, Titan.

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Comments»

1. yinn - May 17, 2006

Cool.

2. Tim Gaede - May 18, 2006

Rainbows are GAY!

:P

3. dr. gonzo - May 18, 2006

sure sure.

4. Tim Gaede - May 18, 2006

Funniest T-Shirt I ever saw.

5. dr. gonzo - May 18, 2006

heh.


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