Astrophoto: Double Rainbow All the Way Across the Observatory

Astrophotographer César Cantú was in the right place at the right time this weekend! He took this beautiful photo of a double rainbow all the way across the sky — and directly over the Planetario Alfa observatory in Mexico, part of the Alfa Planetarium Science and Technology Museum, near San Pedro Garci’a, in the northeast part of Mexico.

Of course, this is reminiscent of the most famous double rainbow…at least on You Tube:

Update: It must be double rainbow season. Astrophotographer Göran Strand from Sweden took the image below on August 19,2013:

Double rainbow over a marina in Sweden on August 19, 2013. Credit and copyright: Göran Strand
Double rainbow over a marina in Sweden on August 19, 2013. Credit and copyright: Göran Strand

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6 Replies to “Astrophoto: Double Rainbow All the Way Across the Observatory”

  1. I guess it means that they are having some sunshine just after some rain.. .lol. .. and the raindrops are acting like a prism. (Correct me if I’m wrong.)

  2. I had to mute the sound if the Yosemite movie. Was that santaclaus after too much to drink? I barely saw 1.5 rainbows and he claimed to see a triple rainbow? Come on… Why was this guy so extratic? Ok it is beautiful, like so many things you can see in nature.

  3. If you want to change the gender (male or female), just get on the black ram and go under the rainbow. Try it.

  4. I like the Planetario Alfa one better – not only is it a beautiful rainbow, but it’s a beautifully composed photo, with the rainbows repeating the shape of the dome, the framing between the trees and hills, the warm tone, it just works well as a photograph.

    I’ve been able to generate my own double rainbows in my backyard, with my garden hose. I’ve even caught tertiary rainbows, and many levels of superluminaries (a couple of which the above photo also caught!) One of these days I’ll manage to photograph them myself.

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