Thursday, June 25th 2020, 11:39 am - Beautiful colours lit up Toronto skies Wednesday.
One rainbow? That's lucky.
A double rainbow? In these trying times, that's a definite pick-me-up.
Toronto residents were treated to the celestial sight Wednesday. And -- because most of us are at home with our cameras nearby -- there were a lot of photos to document the event.
And, as some Twitter users pointed out, the double-rainbow is extra special because it occurred in June, which happens to be Pride month.
BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN???
"Visible light is made up of a spectrum of colours that all have different wavelengths," explains Weather Network meteorologist Kelly Sonnenburg.
"When sunlight enters a raindrop, the raindrop acts like a prism, causing the different wavelengths to bend, reflect, and refract and exit the droplet separately. To the visible eye, this appears as a rainbow."
But what about a double rainbow?
"A double rainbow is caused by the light's wavelengths reflecting a second time within the water droplet and exiting at a different angle, allowing it to appear above or below the initial rainbow, and usually a little bit fainter."
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Here are some more photos of Wednesday's event:
Thumbnail image courtesy: Marie Chisholm