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EarthSky // Today's Image Release Date: Aug 19, 2014

Intense rainbow over Northern Ireland

Glenn Miles sat in his truck and waited out a rainstorm, then captured the most intense rainbow he’d ever seen.

Glenn Miles Photography kindly contributed this beautiful photo.  See more photos by Glenn Miles

Glenn Miles Photography kindly contributed this beautiful photo. See more photos by Glenn Miles

Glenn Miles captured this double rainbow over the north coast of N.Ireland. He wrote:

I have just read your article on seeing red rainbows and thought I would share my images of a rainbow I captured on August 8, 2014 over the north coast of N.Ireland. I sat in my Land rover for around 20 mins waiting for the heavy rain to stop before venturing out onto the beach. I knew from my many years of experience of photographing the landscape that a rainbow was sure to grace the black skies after the rain had stopped. I was not disappointed as after only a few minutes of walking barefoot on the beach, the most intense rainbow that I had ever seen arced high over the sky.

After a few minutes, a double rainbow appeared as did the rain. I walked along the beach for over an hour capturing this amazing rainbow in between wiping the rain off the camera lens. The images were captured about an hour before sunset; hence, the wonderful deep colors.

Thank you, Glen!

Here’s another one from this beautiful series, where you can see the rainbow as double:

Glenn Miles Photography kindly contributed this beautiful photo.  See more photos by Glenn Miles

August 8, 2014 rainbow over Northern Ireland coastline, by Glenn Miles Photography. See more photos by Glenn Miles

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