Wyoming resident Jonmikel Pardo took this spectacular photograph of a double rainbow from his backyard in Lander, Wyo. 

"It was just after a fast-moving thunderstorm passed through," he told OurAmazingPlanet. "There was a break in the clouds just as the sun was about to set behind the mountains. The break was large enough to allow the full sunlight through and the rainbow was incredibly bright, even more so with the dark storm surrounding us."

Pardo takes photographs mostly as a hobby, but has had his work included in several regional publications and Boys Life magazine.

To see a rainbow, you need two ingredients: sunlight and raindrops. When sunlight passes through a prism — in this case, drops of water — some of the light is refracted, or bent, more than other portions, based on the wavelength (or color) of the different parts of the light spectrum.

Light leaving the prism then spreads out into a continuous band of colors called a spectrum.

As in this case, sometimes a secondary bow forms outside the primary, giving the look of a double rainbow. It's always fainter and usually disappears more quickly than the primary. (Source)

Many cultures all over the world believed that rainbows led to God. Some tribes of North American Indians called the rainbow a "Pathway of Souls." In Japan, some refer to a rainbow as the "Floating Bridge of Heaven." In Hawaii and Polynesia, myths call the rainbow the "path to the upperworld." People in the Austrian Alps say righteous souls go to heaven via the rainbow. A myth of New Zealand said that dead chiefs went up a rainbow to the afterlife.

“Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true”

Copyright: Terje O. Nordvik

May the Rainbow Always touch your shoulder..

Responses to "Photos : Miraculous Rainbows"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Amazing.. so much warmth and love . A.

  2. Anonymous says:

    My pleasure,White Wolf Thank You.

  3. Von says:

    Thank you White Wolf, you quoted from my favourite song, which will be played by Jeff Beck when I go over the rainbow.

  4. Anonymous says:

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