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Rare Photo Of The ‘End’ Of The Rainbow
OCRegister ^ | February 14, 2009

Posted on 02/14/2009 9:48:56 PM PST by Steelfish

Rare photo of the ‘end’ of the rainbow February 8th, 2009, by Gary Robbins, science writer-editor

CLICK IMAGE to enlarge.

We received several storm photographs from readers Saturday, including one that depicted something that’s very, very rarely seen, especially in Southern California — the end of the rainbow.

A reader, who has finally been identified as Jason Erdkamp of Lake Forest, took this photo while traveling north on the 241 Tollroad in northeast Orange County. Stefanie Sullivan, a forecaster for the National Weather Service, says she’s never seen the “end” of the rainbow, partly because there are so many buildings and other structures in Southern California. I haven’t, either.

And I lived in South Florida for 5 years. South Florida is very flat, and the afternoon storm activity produces many rainbows. But I never saw the end of one.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: endofrainbow; endoftherainbow; rainbow

1 posted on 02/14/2009 9:48:56 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Cool Picture. Thanks for posting the link. I didn’t even know there was a visible end to a rainbow like it shows in the picture.


2 posted on 02/14/2009 9:51:26 PM PST by sockmonkey
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To: Steelfish

3 posted on 02/14/2009 9:51:28 PM PST by NoLibZone (To preserve this nation a strongly worded email is in order!)
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To: Steelfish

Amazing!

So who stole the pot of gold?

LOL.


4 posted on 02/14/2009 9:52:12 PM PST by RebelTex
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To: sockmonkey

Very welcome. I am hoping someone with the techno-skills with post a clip of it soon


5 posted on 02/14/2009 9:52:39 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: NoLibZone

Ya think he will wear this on Fat Tuesday?


6 posted on 02/14/2009 9:53:02 PM PST by celtic gal (I think the democRATs should change their logo from a jackass to a RAT with a long tail.)
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To: Steelfish

Actually an interesting photo. Seems to splash off the pavement.


7 posted on 02/14/2009 9:53:17 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Steelfish

I told you God thinks the whole global warming bit is just imaginative human folly. I see at the end of God’s rainbow is not a pot of gold, but an SUV in the OC. Look ALGORE if you believed in God, he’s tellin’ ya somethin’. Try listening you blow hard, super egocentric maniac.


8 posted on 02/14/2009 9:53:43 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: Steelfish

9 posted on 02/14/2009 9:54:08 PM PST by SouthTexas (oops there goes another trillion bucks...)
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To: RebelTex

To; RebelTex

Congress!


10 posted on 02/14/2009 9:54:23 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

I saw an interesting rainbow in Iceland..from the start to the other end..and did I have my camera? NO we were on our way back from the hospital...this kind of rainbow is so special. Thanks for sharing.


11 posted on 02/14/2009 9:54:30 PM PST by celtic gal (I think the democRATs should change their logo from a jackass to a RAT with a long tail.)
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To: NoLibZone

I ain’t touchin’ his lucky charms.


12 posted on 02/14/2009 9:54:30 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Steelfish

13 posted on 02/14/2009 9:55:15 PM PST by NoLibZone (To preserve this nation a strongly worded email is in order!)
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To: NoLibZone

Too bad the picture is missing Michelle behind him dressed in black leather with the whip.


14 posted on 02/14/2009 9:55:37 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: SouthTexas

What’s the garbage doing in front? Is the allegorical in South Texas?


15 posted on 02/14/2009 9:57:09 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

The End
Earl Grant

At the end of a rainbow, you’ll find a pot of gold
At the end of a story, you’ll find it’s all been told
But our love has a treasure our hearts always spend
And it has a story without any end

At the end of a river, the water stops its flow
At the end of a highway, there’s no place you can go
But just tell me you love and you are only mine
And our love will go on ‘til the end of time


16 posted on 02/14/2009 9:57:58 PM PST by Rastus
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To: NoLibZone

NoLibZone takes the cake- that’s outstanding!


17 posted on 02/14/2009 9:58:19 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: SouthTexas

That’s a perfect example of what can happen when folks keep blowing sunshine up a person’s arse.


18 posted on 02/14/2009 10:02:46 PM PST by piasa
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To: Steelfish

It’s screaming photoshop. I don’t care what the caption says.


19 posted on 02/14/2009 10:07:55 PM PST by libh8er
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To: libh8er

Whoever the guy who “created” that photo can be assured of a very well paid job with Ahmedenejad.


20 posted on 02/14/2009 10:10:34 PM PST by libh8er
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To: Steelfish

Just go this crude message from “BlueDragon”

“you’re an asshole”

Does anyone who this guy is?


21 posted on 02/14/2009 10:11:54 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: libh8er
I'm thinking that each car on that WET highway is producing a smallish rainbow.

It would be viewable from each succeeding car, just as this one picture taken from the passenger seat.

Each is sending up a 15-foot spray just like the spray from a garden hose (but more powerful) that produces a small rainbow depending on the angle of the sun.

22 posted on 02/14/2009 10:22:13 PM PST by Does so (White House uncomfortable? Sleeplessness? The 0bama will quit before 6 months are up.)
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To: Steelfish

Isn’t he that gay retarded guy?


23 posted on 02/14/2009 10:24:00 PM PST by RC one
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To: SouthTexas
Could be a photoshop, but the end of that rainbow could also be ¼-mile behind that residence.
24 posted on 02/14/2009 10:26:04 PM PST by Does so (White House uncomfortable? Sleeplessness? The 0bama will quit before 6 months are up.)
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To: sockmonkey
I've actually seen this happen before. It was in the Mojave desert in Calif about 15 years ago. The end of this rainbow was much larger then the one that is pictured here. It was extremely bright at the end leading into the ground. It was only about a quarter of a mile away.

Really a phenomenal sight to see.

25 posted on 02/14/2009 10:26:50 PM PST by Bullish ( Reality is the best cure for delusion.)
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To: Bullish

Incredible- At least it disproves the “photoshop” theory


26 posted on 02/14/2009 10:33:17 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Bullish

My wife and I saw one in Colorado, while traveling through the town of Virginia Dale (which is a magical place all it’s own!).

Very awesome.

(Did not have a camera with me at the time. Most unfortunately.)

CA....


27 posted on 02/14/2009 10:36:35 PM PST by Chances Are (Whew! It seems I've at last found that silly grin!)
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To: GOP Poet
Photobucket

Will this do?

28 posted on 02/14/2009 10:40:30 PM PST by skimask (Never argue with an idiot, they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience)
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To: Steelfish

No pot of gold at the end of that rainbow? Damn!


29 posted on 02/14/2009 10:42:17 PM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Steelfish

No photoshop. We were driving through a rainstorm but the sun was shining at the same time through the edge of the clouds. We were so amazed we pulled off on an offramp and sat there watching it for about ten minutes. It was really, really bright yellow and amber at the very bottom, and very large.

Awesome!


30 posted on 02/14/2009 10:43:57 PM PST by Bullish ( Reality is the best cure for delusion.)
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To: Steelfish; Fred Nerks
Rainbows End, Potala Palace , Lhasa, Tibet:

Photobucket

31 posted on 02/14/2009 11:00:35 PM PST by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing, ( member NRA)
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To: Candor7

That’s sweet over Potala Palace.


32 posted on 02/14/2009 11:07:33 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: NoLibZone

We drove through the end of a rainbow circa 1970 heading east on H1 expressway near Honolulu. It looked just like that. The photo is real alright.


33 posted on 02/14/2009 11:11:43 PM PST by chronicles
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To: skimask

I am sure Bill is quite sad this is not really his wife. LOL. Great find! She actually looks hot right there and I am a woman.


34 posted on 02/14/2009 11:35:26 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: Steelfish

Now that is just awesome cool! Thanks for posting.


35 posted on 02/15/2009 12:03:55 AM PST by Theresawithanh (Impeach Obama)
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To: celtic gal

I saw a triple rainbow once in the Yukon Territory. It was so cool, magnificent...bright, shimmering.

Ed


36 posted on 02/15/2009 1:57:32 AM PST by Sir_Ed
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To: Bullish
When you're on the ocean most full rainbows have both ends visible and they usually have the bright splash of 'gold' at their ends. (think fiber optic cable)    Anytime you are between the sun (visible sunlight) and water drops/mist with the sun below about a 45% angle you will see a rainbow.  You'll also find the center of the arc to be in exact alignment with your shadow, or more specifically the shadow of your head.

No two people will see the exact same rainbow either as it is based upon your position between the sun and the droplets.
37 posted on 02/15/2009 3:28:38 AM PST by HawaiianGecko (Online internet polls are foolish: Winston Churchill, 1939)
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To: RebelTex

“Amazing!

So who stole the pot of gold?

LOL.”

FDR, anyone.


38 posted on 02/15/2009 6:43:41 AM PST by BobL (Drop a comment: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2180357/posts)
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To: Steelfish; Does so

No idea where it’s from. It has circulated in the construction industry for years.


39 posted on 02/15/2009 8:02:19 AM PST by SouthTexas (oops there goes another trillion bucks...)
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To: Sir_Ed

There just is something special about the arctic circle parts of the world..magic..


40 posted on 02/15/2009 5:24:52 PM PST by celtic gal (I think the democRATs should change their logo from a jackass to a RAT with a long tail.)
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