Rainbow Wheel

As I have mentioned previously, Waimea has rainbows.  Not just a few rainbows either, but multiple rainbows through the day.  Add a few cloud bows, and moon-bows into the schedule and you get the idea of how common rainbows are in this town.  The last couple weeks have been above average, with rainbows even us jaded rainbow viewers have stopped and taken notice of.

I stopped for this rainbow as is looked like a good photo op,  I was just on my way home from work and had plenty of time to play with a camera.  To my surprise I noted that some cloud shadows were cutting the south end of the bow, creating a wheel, something I had never seen before.

Rainbow Wheel
A rainbow and cloud shadows produce a rainbow wheel

Author: Andrew

An electrical engineer, amateur astronomer, and diver, living and working on the island of Hawaiʻi.

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