Colourful pictures show a beautiful rainbow in Oxford

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Colourful pictures show a beautiful rainbow in Oxford
Colourful pictures show a beautiful rainbow in Oxford

Beautiful photographs of a rainbow over Oxfordshire were captured by Oxford Mail Camera Club members.

Following showers yesterday afternoon the rainbow appeared in the sky above the county, with some places even seeing a double rainbow.

Eagle-eyed Camera Club members were quick to snap kaleidoscopic pictures of the colourful arch.

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Rainbow’s are a natural, optical illusion which is produced when sunlight hits rain at a specific angle.

During the phenomenon, a rainbow shows up as a spectrum of light: a band of colours that include red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet.

Ironically, the rainbow appeared in the sky as the world marked International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on May 17.

The rainbow, of course, being a well-know symbol of the LGBTQ+ community.

Check out the pictures below:

Oxford Mail: Picture by Stephen Pimm, taken in Denton Lane, Garsington
Oxford Mail: Picture by Stephen Pimm, taken in Denton Lane, Garsington

Picture by Stephen Pimm, taken in Denton Lane, Garsington

Oxford Mail: Picture by Jo Sainz, taken over Chilton
Oxford Mail: Picture by Jo Sainz, taken over Chilton

Picture by Jo Sainz, taken over Chilton

Oxford Mail: Picture by Lucie Johnson, taken in Botley
Oxford Mail: Picture by Lucie Johnson, taken in Botley

Picture by Lucie Johnson, taken in Botley

Oxford Mail: Picture by Dorothy Beaumont, taken in North Hinksey
Oxford Mail: Picture by Dorothy Beaumont, taken in North Hinksey

Picture by Dorothy Beaumont, taken in North Hinksey

Oxford Mail: Picture by Rhona Davie, taken in North Abingdon
Oxford Mail: Picture by Rhona Davie, taken in North Abingdon

Picture by Rhona Davie, taken in North Abingdon

Oxford Mail: Picture by Sarah Blizzard
Oxford Mail: Picture by Sarah Blizzard

Picture by Sarah Blizzard

Oxford Mail: Picture by Sophie Bonnefoi, taken over Headington
Oxford Mail: Picture by Sophie Bonnefoi, taken over Headington

Picture by Sophie Bonnefoi, taken over Headington

Oxford Mail: Picture by David Fearneyhough
Oxford Mail: Picture by David Fearneyhough

Picture by David Fearneyhough

Oxford Mail: Picture by C Andrew Green taken on London Road
Oxford Mail: Picture by C Andrew Green taken on London Road

Picture by C Andrew Green taken on London Road

Oxford Mail: Picture by Simon Gannon
Oxford Mail: Picture by Simon Gannon

Picture by Simon Gannon

Oxford Mail: Picture by Simon Gannon
Oxford Mail: Picture by Simon Gannon

Picture by Simon Gannon

Oxford Mail: Picture by Helen Elizabeth
Oxford Mail: Picture by Helen Elizabeth

Picture by Helen Elizabeth

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This story was written by Sophie Perry, she joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

You can get in touch with her by emailing: sophie.perry@newsquest.co.uk

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