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Rare picture of full circle rainbow over Tampa, FL.

This is not a link.  You can copy/paste or just type "circle rainbow over tampa" in google and find a news clip of a very rare situation seen by our local news helicopter.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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Re: Rare picture of full circle rainbow over Tampa, FL.

Beautiful!

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Re: Rare picture of full circle rainbow over Tampa, FL.

How interesting!  I had never heard of a circle rainbow!  Beautiful!Smiley Happy

 

Thank you!

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Re: Rare picture of full circle rainbow over Tampa, FL.

I had never heard of a full circle rainbow either.  Didn't know they existed.  I find this video facinating!

 

Guess that explains the "pot of gold" at the end! 

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Re: Rare picture of full circle rainbow over Tampa, FL.

That's pretty neat. I don't think I have ever seen one of those. My dad used to live in Tampa Bay.

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Re: Rare picture of full circle rainbow over Tampa, FL.

@Zhills 

 

Beautiful!

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Re: Rare picture of full circle rainbow over Tampa, FL.

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Actually, all rainbows are full circles.

 

 

It's just when you are looking at one when you are on the ground, you only see a half-circle.

 

 

But, if you were to get up high enough, say in an airplane, or helicopter, and were to look at that very same rainbow, you would see that it is indeed, a full circle.

 

 

It all has to do with your perspective as you are looking at it.

The Sky looks different when you have someone you love up there.
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Re: Rare picture of full circle rainbow over Tampa, FL.

SkyFOX spots full-circle rainbow over Tampa

 

http://www.fox13news.com/we-live-here/skyfox-spots-full-circle-rainbow-over-tampa

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Re: Rare picture of full circle rainbow over Tampa, FL.

It seems like the pilot could have flown right through it!  (Yes, I know, impossible.)