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Charnan C.
Charnan C.

Maui is well known for its rainbows.Even double rainbows are common here.

I have an amazing drive to work every morning.The West Maui mountains ahead of me are often framed in clouds, from a fine white mist nestling into the valleys to a dark downpour which feeds the waterfalls in the valleys.As the sun rises over Haleakala behind me, the rainbows begin to play "Catch me if you can!"

This morning, the rays of sunlight and the rain drops presented the most beautiful quadruple rainbow!The fourth bow was very faint and faded quickly, while the triple rainbow continued to delight for over a minute.

I once read that it could happen if conditions were just right.Today was just right...and I was given a very rare gift.

Jamie Stephenson
Jamie Stephenson

I photographed a triple rainbow some 20 years ago. Was out with the family and parked looking down on a valley in Shropshire UK. There was a very marked rainbow with a faint second rainbow above. After a while a third arc formed briefly underneath.

Was using an old (non-digital) Minolta SLR with 55mm f1.4 lens. The picture may well exist in a box in the attic.

Piet V.
Piet V.

I once saw a septuple rainbow when cycling north from Luxembourg city one late afternoon in 1974. Bright sky toward the west and a very dark sky and rain toward the east. However my friend thought it was "only" a sextuple rainbow. No camera at hand.

Kat Leon
Kat Leon

Yes, Sarah, you did.  :)

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