The rainbow is known to be one of the most beautiful phenomena of nature. It’s a pretty short occurrence that happens when sunlight hits water droplets, explaining why this usually happens after a good rain. Maybe because of its quite rare and short occurrence, people seem to never miss a chance to capture the moment they see a rainbow for an artsy picture. This time, some folks online decided to share their beautiful and colorful rainbow pictures. Some of the shot taken look magical, making others believe that maybe all the legends about the rainbow are true.

Which one of these pictures do you find the most interesting? Don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comments down below!

#1

Spotted A Rainbow Cloud From My Balcony. Not As Beautiful As Aurora But Pretty Rare To See Such Phenomena In India

Spotted A Rainbow Cloud From My Balcony. Not As Beautiful As Aurora But Pretty Rare To See Such Phenomena In India

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#2

Presenting Rainbow Doggo. She Holy

Presenting Rainbow Doggo. She Holy

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Big Blue Cat
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's just this sweetie's inner beauty and love shining through.

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Being an optical illusion, a rainbow can be seen in various places depending on where the sun is shining as well as where the person is standing. This is why there is a great variety of pictures that show a rainbow not only in the sky but falling through the window on various items, creating an aesthetically pleasing view. Because of its color spectrum that consists of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet, a rainbow is very often used as an eye-catching symbol that draws people’s attention.

#3

Bought A Window Prism, Immediately Discovered Treasure At The End Of The Rainbow

Bought A Window Prism, Immediately Discovered Treasure At The End Of The Rainbow

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#4

This Red Only Rainbow I Saw At Midnight In Finland

This Red Only Rainbow I Saw At Midnight In Finland

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#5

This Is A Fire Rainbow My Family Spotted Over The Carolinas, A Rare Event That Only Lasted A Few Moments And Is Absolutely Stunning

This Is A Fire Rainbow My Family Spotted Over The Carolinas, A Rare Event That Only Lasted A Few Moments And Is Absolutely Stunning

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One of the most well-known examples of a rainbow being used as a meaningful symbol is the LGBT pride flag. Their now six-colored flag was created by Gilbert Baker who was an American artist and gay rights activist. The idea behind a multi-color flag represents the celebration of everyone being different by their gender, race, and age, and despite these differences, standing together. At first, the flag had 8 colors, each having a different meaning. The history reveals the explanation of these meanings: “At the top was hot pink, which represented sex, red for life, orange for healing, yellow signifying sunlight, green for nature, turquoise to represent art, indigo for harmony, and finally violet at the bottom for spirit.”

#7

Went To Take A Picture Of The Rainbow And Lightning Struck At The Same Time

Went To Take A Picture Of The Rainbow And Lightning Struck At The Same Time

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#8

The Sky This Morning Looked Like A Rainbow Gradient

The Sky This Morning Looked Like A Rainbow Gradient

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#9

Rainbow Shield Activated

Rainbow Shield Activated

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Otter
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Can someone explain that? It looks like two rainbows, pointing in opposite directions!

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What are some other symbols and interpretations involving rainbows that we should know about? This phenomenon is also used in art, literature, and religion, explaining the rainbow as a link between the earth and heaven. It usually has a positive connotation as it is associated with the sun and light. The rainbow has become an inspiration for many artists who love to create romanticized pictures adding an element of a rainbow.

Does this phenomenon also have a special meaning to you? Share your thoughts in the comments down below!

#10

My Son’s Dog With A Prism Refraction On Its Tongue

My Son’s Dog With A Prism Refraction On Its Tongue

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#11

The Sun Hit This Freshly-Paved Tarmac Just Right And Made A Real-Life Rainbow Road Through Polarized Lenses

The Sun Hit This Freshly-Paved Tarmac Just Right And Made A Real-Life Rainbow Road Through Polarized Lenses

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#12

Cube In A Rainbow

Cube In A Rainbow

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#13

Real Life Nyan Cat

Real Life Nyan Cat

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Becklass
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That’s one majestical handsome multicoloured feline!

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#14

Left My Christmas Lights Up. Laziness Paid Off For Once

Left My Christmas Lights Up. Laziness Paid Off For Once

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#15

Me And My Girlfriend Were Walking In The Woods The Other Week And Saw A Rainbow Pool For The First Time

Me And My Girlfriend Were Walking In The Woods The Other Week And Saw A Rainbow Pool For The First Time

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Casual
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Picture like this have been posted 20+ times on BP already, but in case you are wondering, this oil is a natural cause and not via pollution.

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#16

The Intensity Of This Rainbow Refracted Through My Aquarium

The Intensity Of This Rainbow Refracted Through My Aquarium

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#17

The Way My Silhouette Appears Within This Circular Rainbow

The Way My Silhouette Appears Within This Circular Rainbow

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#18

2020 Is So Messed Up, Even The Rainbows Can't Get It Right

2020 Is So Messed Up, Even The Rainbows Can't Get It Right

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juice
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

the sky seems to have triple booked itself today...

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#19

The Reflection From My Window Decal Makes My Toilet Look Like A Quest Item In A Video Game

The Reflection From My Window Decal Makes My Toilet Look Like A Quest Item In A Video Game

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#21

This Perfect Rainbow In My School’s Science Hall

This Perfect Rainbow In My School’s Science Hall

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Me Oh My
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Are you, perchance, studying the refraction of light and wavelengths?

#22

Rainbow And A Dog

Rainbow And A Dog

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Me Oh My
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The, eh, gold at the end of a rainbow? I guess?

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#23

Rainbow From The Window Lines Up Perfect On Stove

Rainbow From The Window Lines Up Perfect On Stove

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Me Oh My
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Paint it, and make it permanent!

#24

Rainbow In Front Of My House Looks Like Another Planet

Rainbow In Front Of My House Looks Like Another Planet

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#27

My Christmas Lights Refracting Through My Glass Of Water

My Christmas Lights Refracting Through My Glass Of Water

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Flexiegirl94
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So pretty!!! This is actually amazing!

#28

This Rainbow Coming Out Of Our Dumpster

This Rainbow Coming Out Of Our Dumpster

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Dracae
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

one man's trash is another's pot of gold

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#29

My 16 Year Old Boy Woke Up In A Rainbow

My 16 Year Old Boy Woke Up In A Rainbow

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#30

Rainbow Lake In The Middle Of The Forest

Rainbow Lake In The Middle Of The Forest

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#31

Quadruple Rainbow

Quadruple Rainbow

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#32

The Light Passing Through The Prisms On My Front Door Made My Dog Look Like David Bowie

The Light Passing Through The Prisms On My Front Door Made My Dog Look Like David Bowie

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#33

A Perfectly Circular Rainbow Made By My Door’s Peephole During Sunset

A Perfectly Circular Rainbow Made By My Door’s Peephole During Sunset

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juice
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

whoa, kinda looks like something burned a hole in their hand

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#34

Had A Perfect Prism Rainbow Projected On Our Office Floor

Had A Perfect Prism Rainbow Projected On Our Office Floor

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#35

Found The End Of A Rainbow Today

Found The End Of A Rainbow Today

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#36

My Sweet Boy In A Rainbow

My Sweet Boy In A Rainbow

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Mimi La Souris
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1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

half cutie, half good boy, his tongue

#37

The Sun On My Window Made A Rainbow That’s Split In Half By My Chair Leg

The Sun On My Window Made A Rainbow That’s Split In Half By My Chair Leg

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#38

Mo Fell Asleep In The Sun And His Water Dish Gave Him Rainbow Feathers

Mo Fell Asleep In The Sun And His Water Dish Gave Him Rainbow Feathers

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#39

A Vibrant And Clear Spectrum Of Colors Refracting Through My Apparently Prismatic Window Onto My Arm

A Vibrant And Clear Spectrum Of Colors Refracting Through My Apparently Prismatic Window Onto My Arm

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#40

The Sun Is At The Right Angle To Make A Rainbow In My Faucet

The Sun Is At The Right Angle To Make A Rainbow In My Faucet

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