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Photos: Double rainbow lights up Toronto skyline

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."

VIDEO: RAINBOWS 101

Here are some more photos of Wednesday's event:

Thumbnail image courtesy: Marie Chisholm

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