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Our Beautiful Planet

May 12, 2017

In Germany, spring is a season of sunshine and showers. The moments they interact can be the most beautiful - like this rainbow over Poenitzer Lake in northern Germany, just a few kilometers from the Baltic Sea.

Regenbogen in Schleswig-Holstein
Image: picture-alliance/Bildagentur-online/Ohde

When sunlight is refracted by water droplets, we are able to see the full spectrum of colors which makes up white light.

Rainbows often follow in the wake of a storm. In this image from Schleswig-Holstein, Germany’s northernmost state, colors emerge just as the sun begins to shine through the rainclouds.

Poenitzer Lake is in the picturesque ‘Holstein Switzerland’ area, a nature park made up of hills, lakes, and forest. The region is an important tourist destination, with lakes like this one popular spots for camping and fishing.

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