Betel Tibebu - Rain Bubble

Rain Bubble by Betel Tibebu

Photo location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Camera: Huawei Mate 10

Harsh rain in Addis Ababa flooded the streets, but Betel said that "in that misfortune comes the opportunity for photography".

Raindrops are usually represented in the shape of a teardrop, but in reality, they resemble a jellybean. When raindrops first form high in the atmosphere, they are a spherical shape. As the drops begin to fall, their shape changes as air resistance cause the bottom edge to flatten and curve, resembling a jellybean.

Rain bubbles form when the raindrop traps gas as it falls on the surface, and there is enough surface tension of the liquid to capture the gas in the form of a bubble.

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