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Anyone else see any of this yesterday?
« on: September 19, 2023, 03:59:58 PM »
1. I shot this looking east at 6:46pm yesterday. I couldn't see the whole rainbow when standing inside near the window, so I opened it and stuck my arm out almost as far as I could and shot a wide panoramic (almost north to south) with my phone 7 or 8 times.

This shot was actually almost twice as wide - it included the Middle School - but I had to crop them all because of too much non-linear arm movement on both ends. Besides, I really only wanted the rainbow - which wasn't very bright - but was now centered.

The clouds on the horizon must be the cold front moving through. I've never seen one that was that clear before AND seemed to be connecting both ends of the rainbow.

2,3. Six or seven minutes later, I tried to get good shots of each end of the rainbow. I like the Sears one better (cloud color is WAY better that the other one), but that other one has something else going on. The Modern 1 and 2 (Fort Lee twin towers near the GWB) are reflecting the setting sun, but 2 is directly in line with the sun and REALLY reflecting it.

4. Five minutes later, here's all that's left of the right side of the rainbow. I don't recall ever seeing a strong-colored piece of a rainbow "suspended" in the air like that.

5. Now that all the action to the east is finished with, it's time to look west, where the sun has just set, but is still illuminating clouds.

6. At that moment, I noticed it was drizzling and that the colors shown in the previous picture were reflected in the roof puddle.

Fun shoot........

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