Aerial photos from a crane operator in Russia shows a really close view of a rainbow

Aerial photos from a crane operator in Russia shows a really close view of a rainbow

  • KAMI has spotted an article from mirror.co.uk. about this rare footage of a whole-circled rainbow seen from above.

A rainbow - from our point of vision, appears like an arched semi-circle in the sky.

But the real appearance of a rainbow would be explained by these photos captured by a crane operator on the Lakhta Center skyscraper in St Petersburg, Russia.

Given the advantage to be on a highly erected crane, the operator's view of a rainbow just meters away from his crane reveals a circle-shaped rainbow.

Aerial photos from a crane operator in Russia shows a really close view of a rainbow

Full circle

Turns out that rainbows are in a form of a full circle.

So, what's the explanation of this?

According to Wikipedia, rainbows can be full circles. However, the observer normally sees only an arc formed by illuminated droplets above the ground, and centred on a line from the sun to the observer's eye.

What we only see from the ground are the reflected droplets from the whole rainbow.

The full-circled rainbow itself is hidden beyond the horizon - making us only see its half portion.

Aerial photos from a crane operator in Russia shows a really close view of a rainbow

The horizon often obscures a lot of a rainbow

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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