A rare optical and meteorological phenomenon occurred in Cagayan de Oro City this afternoon, May 17, 2012.

A double rainbow appeared in the city’s skies. Just a couple of hours ago, there was a heavy downpour. Then the double rainbow appeared. Shown above is a photo by Spongerob Bana taken from Ysalina Bridge.

Another photo below taken by Philip Oliver Rubi. We rarely see this phenomenon and it’s worth noting.

Here’s another photo from Carmela Manuta.

From Wikipedia: In a double rainbow, a second arc is seen outside the primary arc, and has the order of its colours reversed, red facing toward the other one, in both rainbows. This second rainbow is caused by light reflecting twice inside water droplets. The secondary rainbow is fainter than the primary because more light escapes from two reflections compared to one and because the rainbow itself is spread over a greater area of the sky. The dark area of unlit sky lying between the primary and secondary bows is called Alexander’s band, after Alexander of Aphrodisias who first described it.

photo credits to the owners (Spongerob Bana, Philip Oliver Rubi, Carmela Manuta) from facebook

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