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The inverted rainbow over the mountain Zbylitowska. "I called my wife, I checked the internet for what it is"

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We received photos of the perimeter arch in Reporter 24's Contact 24 on nick Syl. A resident of Zbylitowska Góra pointed out that he had seen such a phenomenon for the first time. "Before I saw it, it probably took a while – I called my wife and she checked the internet for what she is. She also took some pictures with her cell phone," he wrote.

An extremely rare phenomenon

The arc of the roundabout is a rare optical phenomena of the halo type. It is formed in the atmosphere after the collapse of sunlight into tiny ice crystals in the form of hexagonal plates.

The rays of light break at a wide angle (almost 90 degrees), which makes the colors of the rainbow especially separated. Thanks to this, the inverted rainbow has lighter colors than the traditional ones.

To create this phenomena it is necessary to set the sun correctly – it can not be higher than 32.5 degrees above the horizon. The most beautiful arcs are formed when the sun is between 15 and 20 degrees above the horizon.

It lasted about 15 minutes

The author described that the rainbow made a great impression on him.

"I did not expect this – you can not see it in the photos, but it was very bright, and yet the colors were perfectly visible." The first rainbow was a normal arc similar to that after the rain, but at one point it seemed much more central in the sky. In total, it was at that time (from 13.50 to 14.15) about three rainbows, with the fact that this be the biggest, fade gradually, then I did not see more, lasted about 15 minutes "- reported the author of the images.

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