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Photos: A rare double rainbow created by the Midnight Sun over Reykjavík

By Staff

  • Double midnight rainbow Iceland should be called the "Country of Rainbows". Photo/KÓ-Vísir

One of the very best things about Iceland is the light. In winter it's the Northern Lights which dance across the sky, providing color and light to the long winter nights. In summer it's the midnight sun and the truly spectacular sunsets/sunrises that we get when the sun crawls toward the horizon, only to rise up again.

Tuesday saw one of those truly magical evenings as the sunset managed to create a rare midnight rainbow. The reddish midnight sun gave the rainbow an added pink hue. Some people were even lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a second rainbow: A midnight rainbow is magical enough, a double midnight rainbow is something else! Yesterday people took to social media to share photos of the spectacular sight. You can see some of the images below.

This isn't the first time we have run stories about magical and unusual rainbows. Lunar rainbows and double lunar rainbows, "moonbows", are another rare sight you might catch if you are lucky!

Read more: Amazing Aurora and a rare double lunar rainbow over S. Iceland yesterday evening






Most epic #rainbow ever #bifröst #regnbogi #iceland w/ @disa38 #nofilter

A post shared by (@cinecycle) on Jun 19, 2018 at 5:13pm PDT




Alveg kúl sko

— jói b (@joibjarna) June 20, 2018




Tvöfaldur regnbogi á miðnætti. #doublerainbow #midnight #iceland #solstice

— Kristinn Johnson (@KristinnJohnson) June 20, 2018




Ótrúlega kúl regnbogi núna - skærir litir og mjög hár bogi

— Maria Gunnarsdottir (@mariakgun) June 19, 2018





— bolli (@ill_ob) June 19, 2018




hvað er að fokkin gerast

— bolli (@ill_ob) June 19, 2018



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