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Majestic double rainbow graces Toronto's skies

It looks like Toronto finally got some stunning rainbows after last week's downpour, and it was worth the wait because there were two!

A double rainbow appeared over Toronto late last evening, set into a gorgeous pink, purple and blue sky that made it look all the more magical.

The phenomenon is known as a "twinned rainbow" and happens when the reflection of an existing rainbow hits the water molecules already present in the atmosphere. 

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Technical mumbo-jumbo aside, it was super pretty.

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Double rainbows don't happen often, so many were quick to capture the moment and produce some stunning imagery of the skyline cast in the warm colours of the rainbow.

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A real beauty, if you ask me.

With so much going on in the city this summer—from bureaucratic squabbling to multiple tragedies—the double rainbow offered momentary relief from worry and a reminder that things will get better...

And that everything is going to be alright.

Lead photo by

augusta and baldwin


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