These Photos Prove Rainbows Are the Best Natural Attraction
As far as made-up holidays go, “Find a Rainbow Day” sounds like one of the sillier days. But those infamous April showers are good for more than May flowers, and even though it's completely common to catch a view of a multicolored arc caused by the refraction of sunlight on water droplets in the air, rainbows still manage to illicit a sense of awe.
They're even more likely to do so when they're in a beautiful location, like above an idyllic meadow or framing an iconic monument like the Eiffel Tower.
So, this Find a Rainbow Day — which is April 3, in case you want to mark your calendar for next year — let's embrace the day and think about where in the world we'd like to find a rainbow next.
This phenomenon, witnessed in Johannesburg, is called a sundog. The rings around the sun are caused by ice crystals within thin cirrus clouds. The refraction causes light to shine into a ring.
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Rainbow over Whittier Harbor during the summer in Alaska.
Moai of Easter Island.
A rainbow passing through Iguazú Falls, located on the border of the Brazilian state of Paraná and the Argentine province of Misiones.