Monday, May 26, 2014


Circular rainbows are quite rare:

I took this picture at my home in the outskirts of Nederland, Colorado at about local solar noon today. It was bright and sunny at the time, although I waited for a passing cloud to mute the sun a bit.

An hour after I took this picture it was raining hard.  I suspect there was rain blowing through the air from the approaching storm, thus the rainbow.

Later in the afternoon, the sun came out again, and this meant I also got to see a "regular" rainbow at about 6:30 pm MDT.