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    Double Rainbow From Space!

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    • Margaret Gohn

      A "glory" (rainbow-like colors) and a von Karman vortex train over Guadalupe Island (not to be confused with Guadelupe).

    • Polly Neill

      (Image: NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE MODIS Rapid Response) • "You wait ages for a spectacular weather pattern, and then two turn up at once. This satellite image shows both "glories" - the rainbow-like lines stretching diagonally through the centre of the image - and von Karman vortex clouds. "

    • Tiffany Guerra

      This satellite image showing two weather-pattern "glories" - the rainbow-like lines stretching diagonally through the centre of the image - and von Karman vortex clouds. The Pacific island of Guadalupe is in the top right corner in this image from NASA's Aqua satellite taken on June 20 this year.

    • Mrs Joseph

      This satellite image shows both "glories" - the rainbow-like lines stretching diagonally through the centre of the image - and von Karman vortex clouds. The glories are caused by diffraction of light back towards its source. The layer of stratocumulus clouds normally reflects a portion of solar energy into space and in this image the clouds are diffracting the sunlight back to the satellite splitting the light into its constituent colours.

    • DSP Pak

      The two rainbows in this picture taken by an instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite are not actually rainbows at all but a phenomenon known as a glory. Glories and rainbows appear rather sumilar, but rainbows are formed by refraction and reflection, whereas glories are the result of backward diffraction. Glories tend to be circular rings of color, commonly seen from airplanes passing over thin clouds with droplets between 10 and 30 microns in diameter.

    • Elena Willmot

      Stratocumulus cloud deck, glory (rainbows), & von karman vortices behind Guadalupe Island.

    • Liz Litchfield

      double rainbow + von Karman vortex clouds = well damn

    • Fab Fingertips

      Swirling clouds and double rainbow seen from space.

    • Bobo Wieland

      It's a beautiful place in universe we live in.

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