FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — If you’ve ever fantasized about finding the elusive pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, you’re about to be find the image below quite intriguing then.
In contradiction to what the weather channel says that “finding the true end of a rainbow is about as unlikely as stumbling across an unclaimed cauldron of gold doubloon”, it appears one Freeport woman did in fact just that.
She found the end of the rainbow.
Actually, truth be told, it seems the rainbow found her as on May 30, 2019 in Freeport, Illinois after it rained, while the sun was out, resident Jessica Cote just happened to look out her front door and spotted this.
Yep, that’s the end of the rainbow.
When the end of the rainbow, ends in your front yard.
Taken this evening in Freeport, after it rained (while the sun was out). May 30, 2019.
Photo: Jessica Cote.
Rainbows are formed when water droplets in the atmosphere refract, or bend, sunlight in just the right circumstances. But you, as the observer, have to catch them just from the right angle and point of view as well in order to see them.
Most people don’t realize that whenever you see a rainbow, the sun is directly behind you — and the rain in front.
Not only do the weather conditions have to be correct where you’re standing, but according to the National Center for Atmospheric Research, you also have to be standing at exactly the right angle (42 degrees) relative to the sun’s rays. It’s that very specific angle you have to be at to observe the phenomena.
In fact, as far as scientists are concerned, no two people can even see the same rainbow (except in a photo.)
This one is by Jessica Cote.
Now see, isn’t that such a cool story? And what’s they saying? Heaven on earth? Maybe it’s truer than we realize sometimes.