Chasing Rainbows

The weather was perfect for rainbow chasing.

Wells Cathedral Rainbow

Wells Cathedral Rainbow

Sunshine and Showers

To  create a rainbow you need the sun behind you and rain in front.   So sunshine and showers are perfect – aka British weather in September!

Sunshine and Showers - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 823_3713

Sunshine and Showers – Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 823_3713

High on the Mendip Hills is a great place to watch showers moving across the landscape.

Sunshine and Showers - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 823_3805

Sunshine and Showers – Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 823_3805

Showers move across the Somerset Levels from Lynchcombe.

Sunshine and Showers - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 823_3772

Sunshine and Showers – Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 823_3772

A heavy downpour over Glastonbury Tor.

Shower over Glastonbury - From Deerleap, Somerset, UK. ID 823_3855

Shower over Glastonbury – From Deerleap, Somerset, UK. ID 823_3855

And Finally…

A low midday rainbow over an empty film.

Rainbow - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 823_3841

A low midday rainbow – Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 823_3841

At sunrise the centre of a rainbow is on the horizon – so it creates a semi-circle high in the sky.  As the sun rises their centre sinks. So in summer, they are best seen at dawn.

Taken last week a dawn rainbow is high in the sky around Glastonbury Tor.

Rainbow - Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID 823_3644A

Rainbow – Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID 823_3644A

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