July 22, 2006 at 11:22 PM by Dr. Drang
This evening Naperville was treated to a beautiful rainbow in the eastern sky. The main arc was complete, and the lower ends of the secondary arc could be seen easily near the horizon. My family was out in the car and because I happened to have my camera with me, we pulled into a parking lot and took a few pictures. This is a quickly hacked-together composite of three of the pictures.
You can click on it to see a larger version.
Several people were standing in the parking lot doing just what we were doing. As people came out of the stores and fast-food places that ringed the lot they’d suddenly stop and just stare. The rainbow was long-lived, but eventually faded as the sun sank lower, and we all went back to our business feeling better about the world.