September 7, 2007

Hittin' the glory hole

We've all seen rainbows - well, except for people with one eye, they've been deprived of the whole rainbow joy thing, but that's a story for another day.

Today's tale is about a weird, mutated rainbow effect that people see in rare occurances. The rare rainbow-type effect is called a glory - and there's a bunch of science explaining the whole thing. Something about light refracted within tiny droplets of fog or mist - check the science here if you're interested. I dunno about that, but the pictures are pretty cool.

The site Atmospheric Optics has loads of cool photos and explanations of rainbows, glories, ice halos, distorted suns, and all sorts of freaky optics in the atmosphere (shocking that they would have that, I know).

Tomorrow, YouTube of some of my favorite 80s videos - with no Michael Jackson, because we've all seen those too many times already.

1 comment:

calencoriel said...

Hey, I found my orange shirt today!