You’ve Heard Of The Double Rainbow. Now Feast Your Eyes On The Full Circle Rainbow!
Now, that’s not something you see every day.
On Tuesday, NASA chose this stunning image of a full circle rainbow taken from the air above Cottesloe Beach, near Perth, Australia, as its Astronomy Picture of the Day. According to Slate, photos of circular rainbows like this one are quite rare.
“Have you ever seen an entire rainbow? From the ground, typically, only the top portion of a rainbow is visible because directions toward the ground have fewer raindrops. From the air, though, the entire 360 degree circle of a rainbow is more commonly visible,” NASA wrote in the photo caption, adding that this particular full circle rainbow was photographed from a helicopter “between a setting sun and a downpour” by photographer Colin Leonhardt.
Source: Huffington Post