A beautiful ghost rainbow


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/11/25/a-beautiful-ghost-rainbow.html


#2

Stay off the Moors!


#3

Rannoch Moor north of Glasgow, Scotland.

That’s technically correct, I suppose, in the same way as Edinburgh is north of London, but it just sounds weird. Rannoch Moor is about 100 miles (2.5 hours, perhaps) north-west of Glasgow; that’s about an eighth of the entire length of Great Britain.


#4

I suppose even rainbows die and return to drain the life force of the living.

If a leprechaun lives at the end of a live rainbow, what horror lives at the end of an undead rainbow?


#5

trump & minions


#6

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trump & minions


#7

I have never seen one of these. Added to bucket list!


#8

Although rainbows have been explained to me many times they still seem like magic. Somehow unfamiliar magic is more impressive than familiar magic.


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#10

I will not be threatened by a walking meatloaf!


#11

My guess is they’re solidified…so you wind up bumping your head.


#12

Forget the rainbow, there must be THOUSANDS of BABY SEALS in that picture. Incredible!


#13

Whaddafuck does “quantum mechanics” have to do with it? This is standard geometrical optics. The raindrops are small so they diffract light as well as refract it.


#14

I have my own photo of one of those, taken many years ago. Not quite as cool as this one but I’m happy as these are not often seen.


#15

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