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Mohammad Adeel
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
09/15/2023
03:03 pm

Equipment Details:

Canon EOS 1300D
Kit lens 18-55mm

Post-processing Details:

ISO 100, f 6.3, 1/1000, 18mm slight crop

Image Details:

A very low Rainbow 🌈 from Lahore!

We all know that for a rainbow to be seen by the observer the sun needs to be exactly behind our back and we should be facing the anti solar point. The Sun should be at 42 degrees or less for the rainbows arc to appear in our field of view. If sun is at a greater altitude around 40 degrees then only a small part of the upper portion the arc of the rainbow would be visible.

I got lucky to capture this very low rainbow as it started raining with sunshine all of a sudden and I rushed with my camera to my rooftop and surprisingly I was able to spot it very low in the north eastern horizon at almost about 4-5 degrees. The Sun was at 37.5 degrees altitude so the arc of the rainbow visible was only 4.5 degrees (42 - 37.5 = 4.5 degrees).
Time of capture : 15:03
Location: Lahore

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