Strong media attention about 3rd-order and 4th-order rainbows

There has been fabulous attention paid by the news media to the photographs of 3rd-order and 4th-order rainbows published in the 1 Oct. 2011 Applied Optics feature issue on light and color in the open air.

OSA Press Release: http://www.osa.org/About_Osa/Newsroom/News_Releases/Releases/10.2011/Photos-Prove-Triple-Rainbows-Exist.aspx

A selected list of some resulting news stories:

http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2011/10/third-and-fourth-order-rainbow.html

http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/10/05/8173218-whoa-its-a-quadruple-rainbow

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15197774

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-10-myth-reality-photos-triple-rainbows.html

http://news.yahoo.com/quadruple-rainbow-photographed-first-time-201004833.html

http://www.sott.net/articles/show/235916-Quadruple-Rainbow-Photographed-for-First-Time

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111005111001.htm

http://io9.com/third-order-rainbow/

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About Joe Shaw

Joseph Shaw is Director of the Optical Technology Center and Professor of Electrical Engineering, Optics, and Physics at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. He loves to photograph, study, and teach about optical effects in nature. His PhD is in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona.

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