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Double Rainbows

Updated on January 29, 2018

Double Rainbows

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One end of the double rainbow.The other end of the double rainbow.The second rainbow is becoming clearer!The atmosphere was charged with the colors coming from  the rainbows,
One end of the double rainbow.
One end of the double rainbow.
The other end of the double rainbow.
The other end of the double rainbow.
The second rainbow is becoming clearer!
The second rainbow is becoming clearer!
The atmosphere was charged with the colors coming from  the rainbows,
The atmosphere was charged with the colors coming from the rainbows,

Double Rainbow

It was not just any rainbow. It was a double rainbow and we could see both ends of it! My husband and I finished dinner at a nearby Mexican Restaurant and emerged to find the rain had stopped. As we drove down the tree covered road, we entered into an area that was more open to the early evening sky. We emerged from the trees to a sky colored with a magnificent rainbow. What an adventure! Usually I see partial rainbows, coming out of a cloud or disappearing into the atmosphere, no longer to be seen. This rainbow was different! We could see both ends of the rainbow, the whole thing! In addition, there was another rainbow running parallel to it and we could see where it began and ended too!

The Experience

As we snapped these pictures of the rainbows, it seemed so close to us! The sky above us was colored in pink, the reflection of the rainbow! It seemed that the air was actually charged with the presence of the rainbow. I had never experienced a rainbow so closely! It appeared like a canopy over the area, a covering, a shelter from the rain that had previously manifested over our area! We had a rainbow tour, driving from street to street to get the best view! What an adventure!

My rainbow experience was very profound and memorable! My new iphone was a huge help in capturing the moment, as best a camera can! Even a great camera cannot quite capture a moment wet with the residual rain and a bright double rainbow coloring the very atmosphere around you!

Did you see it too?


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    tiffany delite 

    6 years ago from united states

    thanks for this hub...rainbows are awesome! i have seen double rainbows on several different occasions. especially after one of our ferocious kansas thunderstorms! thanks again...blessings!

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    Paula Kirchner 

    9 years ago from Austin. Texas

    Quill, yes it is. I enjoy those discovery moments when a rainbow is first spotted and then the investigation - how big, how much can I see, is there more than one.... Thanks for your support!

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    9 years ago

    Hi PaulaK...Thanks for the Hub...I love rainbows as they are a true gift. Over the years my work has required me to be a part of watching the weather, it is also and awesome thing to watch.

    You have a new fan as well....


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    Paula Kirchner 

    9 years ago from Austin. Texas

    Thanks melpor for your insight! I learned something new!

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    Melvin Porter 

    9 years ago from New Jersey, USA


    I have seen three rainbows at once. The conditions must be right in order to see this. Seeing multiple rainbows is not a mystery, in fact there are an infinite number of rainbows. What we frequently see is a First order rainbow because it is the brightest. As we go further outward you will see another rainbow. This is a Second order rainbow, but that second rainbow is not as bright as the first rainbow. After that it becomes almost impossible to see the Third order rainbow and so on because the rainbows are not bright enough to be seen after the third order rainbow. This is all explained in physics.


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