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A full circular rainbow 🌈

Just wanted to share a photo I took while flying from PDX to SFO over the weekend! I didn't know that there were such things as circular rainbows! 😲


Circular rainbow picture taken from a plane window.
Circular rainbow

In the zoomed up photo, can you see a faint double rainbow around the main circle? #doublerainbow 🌈🌈

Zoomed up image of a circular rainbow in the clouds.
Zoomed up

It only lasted a few minutes before starting to warp, then slowly it disappeared into nothing. And when I looked into it, I found out that rainbows are typically circular! From the ground, we only see the arc because the ground disrupts the complete shape. Honestly, I would have never known this had I not seen the phenomena with my own eyes. I hope you get to see a rainbow on your next trip through the sky 😍!



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