Pink rainbow

A very rare and quite amazing looking pink rainbow has been observed and photographed over parts of England.

pink rainbow rainbows sunset

The stunning phenomena of pink rainbows are due to atmospheric conditions of rain with pink sunset light.

pink rainbow rainbows

"We've got a regular rainbow, which is caused by water droplets in the atmosphere reflecting the sunlight into the spectrum of different colours," he said. "The other thing is a pinkish sunset caused by sunlight having to pass through a lot more atmosphere - due to the low sun angle late in the day - hence the shortwave colours - violets, blues, greens - are diminished and we only see the pinks and reds, giving the rainbow a pinkish colour."
Rare 'pink rainbow' spotted in sky over Bristol | BBC