Today I stepped outside and was greeted with this image just after the clouds parted. Fortunately I had my camera ready to go. This view is at the Sierra Nevada foothills looking Northeast over Bidwell Ranch, CA. A light mist was falling and the sun was behind me. I had a wide view of the horizon. Perfect rainbow conditions enabled me to catch this rare full arc
This is a composite image of two photos, using panorama stitching software. There’s hint of a double rainbow too, see photos below.
Interesting thing about this property, it was purchased by the City of Chico and the local environmentalists consider it “sacred ground”, and have managed to convince the city to make it off limits and marked as “no tresspassing”. Look but don’t touch.
Here’s a photo from my weather station that shows the rainbow:
And here’s a better photo of the double rainbow: