American in Spain

Alexander's Band

September 15, 2006

The weather the past few days has been miserable. Cold (long pants cold!) and wet. Luckily, when the doldrums get too unbearable, nature will sometimes throw you a gem to look at. Last night, we had a spectacular double rainbow. Rainbow Panorama

It was so large and close that I had to make a panorama.

Rainbow Panorama (adjusted)

By digitally adjusting the color levels, you can clearly see the second rainbow. This effect is known as Alexander's Band.


A close-up of the double rainbow.


I couldn't convince Marga to go out into the cold rain to look for the pot of gold. Myths that aren't part of your culture sound stupid.