Double rainbows were seen across the state of New York on Sunday, and residents took the opportunity to snap pictures of the rare phenomenon.
Rainbows occur when sunlight refracts into different colors at the back of a raindrops. Occasionally a secondary, less visible rainbow will appear when the light is reflected twice.
The color sequence of the lesser rainbow is a reversal of the primary rainbow, with blue on the outside and red on the inside instead of vice-versa.
Hi beautiful (almost double!!!) rainbow over Manhattan ✨✨🌈✨✨ pic.twitter.com/QGsrYbHeET
— Jamie Stelter (@JamieStelter) January 10, 2016
I JUST SAW A DOUBLE RAINBOW pic.twitter.com/N06s30U9fF
— catalina (@ohokstyles) January 10, 2016
— Gothamist (@Gothamist) January 10, 2016
A stunning double rainbow frames the Bedford Presbyterian Church after a late afternoon showing on Jan. 10, 2016. pic.twitter.com/STPeiSAoTP
— Ricky (@Ricky_Flores) January 10, 2016
— Hoboken Happy Hours (@HoboHappyHours) January 10, 2016
— Scott Ellman (@ellman_scott) January 10, 2016