Lately we’ve had a lot of very vivid rainbows. I think it’s the time of year and the angle at which the sun hits the horizon and the fact that we’re creeping into rainy season so the afternoons and evenings are starting to be drizzly. Here are a couple from the last week or so. (Please note that in both cases I took the pictures with my phone because I didn’t have my real camera with me… so the brightness isn’t entirely captured.)

September double rainbow

This next one was so bright that it could be seen on the blue part of the sky, and it lasted over an hour– from about 5pm to past 6pm. I actually stopped my car and leaned out the window to take the photo.

Bright rainbow

You can see the faint bit at the top where it’s starting to reflect into a double rainbow as well. It’s amazing how you can see all the colors.

The most amazing rainbow I ever saw was about a year ago and I didn’t get a photo. The sky was covered in low clouds and the sun was setting behind them. Somewhere close to the horizon it found an opening and lit the whole sky red. There was a very light shower and the rainbow it made covered half of the sky. It was incredibly steep and vivid and unlike anything I’ve ever seen before and I was so transfixed that I didn’t photograph it. And if you know me at all, you know how absorbed I have to be to forget to get out my camera.

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