Seeing double: rainbows, that is

Two photogs capture a delight in the sky Sunday

A double rainbow colored the September sky over the Cape Sunday.  Single rainbows are much more common than double rainbows. The second rainbow in a double rainbow is not as bright as the primary rainbow, has inverted colors and typically appears outside the arc of the primary rainbow.

As rain fell intermittently across the Cape, one of our favorite contributing photographers, Paul Rifkin, captured the beautiful scene over Cotuit Harbor.  David Curran, another of our favorite photogs, submitted a photo taken by Phil Tura of the double rainbow as seen over Falmouth Heights Beach. Blogger Jonathan Mayo took photos of the double rainbow from Route 6 here.

   Jane Gross of Cotuit views the double rainbow from her property on Cotuit Harbor. Photo by Paul Rifkin.

   Double rainbow over Falmouth Heights Beach. Photo by Phil Tura/ welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on