In pictures: Rainbows brighten up our region's sky
PUBLISHED: 13:52 12 October 2016 | UPDATED: 14:00 12 October 2016
People across the region have been blown away this week by the sight of spectacular rainbows in the sky.
Somewhere over the rainbow:
This was the backdrop as we were packing up after a days fishing at a little lake in stokesby. It was around 4.45 pm. Picture Anthony Davy.
Rainbowslooking east from Thorpe Hamlet. Picture StGeorge'sMusicShop(@StGsMusic)
Rainbows in Rackheath. Picture Pj Loiez (@pjl_says)
Double rainbow. Picture Mrs B2b (@beach drifter74)
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Rainbows picture taken in Great Yarmouth by Andy Woods (@vvoodzy)
Rainbow at top of Duke's Street in Norwich. Picture Jo Clarke.
Mrs B2b (@beachdrifters74)
Double rainbow over Norwich. Twitter/Christina Sadler
Rainbow over Norwich. Picture Twitter/Katie Lomonossoff
@a2_al sent us this great picture of a rainbow via Instagram
The meteorological phenomenon has occurred at various points throughout the week but some of the most stunning sightings came yesterday afternoon with a double rainbow forming over parts of the region.
Rainbows are created by both reflection and refraction of light in water droplets in the atmosphere, which results in a spectrum of light appearing. They are in fact a full circle of light but due to most people viewing a rainbow on the ground we only see a semi-circle or the arc of the rainbow.
A double rainbow is then formed when there are two reflections inside the raindrops. However, the sun also needs to be at a low angle for the double rainbow to appear.
We have been inundated with reader photos of rainbows and have selected some of our favourites.
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