NT1984 : Old Pier at Forth View, Hawkcraig

taken 9 years ago, near to Aberdour, Fife, Great Britain

Old Pier at Forth View, Hawkcraig
Old Pier at Forth View, Hawkcraig
Taken from Aberdour Golf Club.
Looking toward Hawkcraig, East Lothian coast and Berwick Law.

The geographical phenomenon on the East Lothian Coast are probably Rainbow Spokes LinkExternal link. Similar to Anti-crepuscular rays LinkExternal link except that light is directed into specific directions by large raindrops rather than widely scattered by dust and aerosols.

The rainbow effect was hard to capture with the camera. The photograph doesn't do the scene justice however as the rays were much more iridescent and this photo was taken toward the fading of the quite spectacular lightshow.

Is it a rainbow? Well yes and no. It falls into the category of 'bow'. The dense rain cloud/shower to the right is probably shadowing the light falling into your rainbow cone LinkExternal link so the shadowed raindrops can no longer send the actual bow's rays towards your eye. LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )

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Date Taken
Monday, 11 August, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 11 March, 2009
Category
Weather > Rainbow   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 198 848 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:2.9917N 3:17.3304W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 191 847
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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