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rainbow on a sunny dry day

scootie
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rainbow on a sunny dry day

just taken this in back garden, first one i have seen on a complete dry sunny sunny day.
this is looking straight up into the sky and the normal arch of the rainbow was just lay flat in the sky, even caught a private jet fly by on one shot
any one else seen one on a complete dry sunny day?
EDIT. rotated plane pic to that of the angle it was taken
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Steve
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Re: rainbow on a sunny dry day

Dry where your at maybe, But the whole country was not enjoying a dry day.
scootie
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Re: rainbow on a sunny dry day

still first rainbow i have seen created by what appears to be the upper cirrocumulus and cirrus clouds
johpal
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Re: rainbow on a sunny dry day

Could this be a "sun dog", caused by ice crystals in the upper atmosphere? Several reports & pictureson the local BBC TV news (Look North, Leeds)  this evening.
pierre_pierre
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Re: rainbow on a sunny dry day

scootie
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Re: rainbow on a sunny dry day

yep seems asbo dog found a sundog.
at first i thought it might have something to do with the jets as the incoming flight path for Manchester airport was slap bang where the rainbow was which yesterday was direct above my house, where on other days the flight path varies by a few 100 feet either side of the house
now i have one more thing on my looking in sky for list, i like finding satellites at night with the naked eye ever since i was shown one as a little nipper