Passenger Shares Video of Full Circle Rainbow Over Illinois
Here's something you don't see every day or maybe ever. A passenger on a plane just shared video of a full circle rainbow over Illinois.
Here's how the person on the plane described what they saw:
Beautiful full circle rainbow taken from an airplane window on Monday, July 12, 2021, prior to landing in Peoria, Illinois airport.
Rainbows are actually full circles. The antisolar point is the center of the circle. Viewers in aircraft can sometimes see these circular rainbows.
More proof that just about everyone on Earth is smarter than me. OK, so maybe it really is everyone.
I now understand that when we see a rainbow we only see the part of the rainbow that's above the horizon. If you're on a plane, you don't have those limits so this kind of experience is possible.
That led me to a search where I found this skydiver's amazing capture of a full circle rainbow as he descended.
Learn something new every day. Now, the Kermit the Frog song will take on a completely different meaning for me.