Lake effect rainbows

Friday's scattered showers made for perfect conditions or rainbows across Michiana. 

As the sun began to set it drops to angle that it's rays can refract (bend) as they shine through falling raindrops. This process spreads the light into its accompanying spectrum. 

A double rainbow is slightly more rare to see, as it's usually more faint than the primary rainbow. It usually appeals about 10 degrees outside the primary rainbow and the colors are in reverse of the primary rainbow. It's caused by a double reflection inside the raindrops. 

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