HHA Director and cottage owner Kathy Kay took this photo of a double rainbow at sunset over Honey Harbour. This double rainbow is extra rare because it appeared in the reddish light of the setting sun.
More About Double Rainbows
Did you know the colours on a double rainbow reflect an inverted image of a single rainbow? Whereas the first rainbow displays ROYGBIV in that order (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet), the second rainbow displays VIBGYOR. Try making an acronym out of that. In this photo, notice how the two bands of red are facing each other.
The Ojibwe word for rainbow is ‘Nagwaagan'. In many cultures, the rainbow is regarded as a bridge connecting the physical world with the spirit world, and double rainbows are said to symbolize transformation in life and good fortune.
The phenomenon of a double rainbow is created when sunlight enters raindrops in the air and creates two internal reflections instead of just one.
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