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.