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iN PHOTOS: Thompson Nicola residents capture stunning images of double-rainbow

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September 26, 2020 - 4:38 PM

Thompson Nicola residents were quick to snap shots of a double rainbow in the region yesterday.

Rainy weather made the perfect opportunity for a double rainbow all the way, Sept. 25 in Kamloops and the Shuswap.

Rainbows can be seen when light passes through drops, according to Popular Science. Perfect conditions need to be met for one to appear.

"When sunlight passes through raindrops, the light bends, or refracts, as it enters the droplet, and then reflects off the inside of the raindrop. This happens because the water is more dense than the air that surrounds it. As it exits the droplet, the light separates into wavelengths." 

Visible light is made up of various wavelengths, and each wavelength appears as a different color: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. Red light, for example, bends at a different angle than violet light," according to the website.

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There's a chance of showers tonight in the Okanagan, and a small 30 per cent chance of showers in Kamloops followed by sun on Sunday, Sept. 26, according to Environment Canada, so residents may get another chance to find a rainbow.

For those who didn't get the "double rainbow all the way" reference, it's an old meme from 2010.

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