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PHOTO: Rainbow Colors Sky Over Bayside

After a mix of sun, rain and clouds Sunday, the skies gave way to a spectacular light show.

Fabled pots of gold aside, witnessing a rainbow is a marvelous experience. The occurrence on Sunday evening had many New Yorkers posting their photographic evidence on various social media outlets. This photo was taken on Northern Blvd., by a reader who preferred to remain anonymous.

A rainbow forms from the path of a ray of sunlight through a single raindrop. According to the National Weather Service:

As light enters the raindrop, it is refracted (the path of the light is bent to a different angle), and some of the light is reflected by the internal, curved, mirror-like surface of the raindrop, and finally is refracted back out the raindrop toward the observer.

Feel free to upload your own rainbow shot if you snapped one.

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