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Many East Tennesseans see rainbows as "God's Promise"

Published: Feb. 24, 2016 at 9:36 PM EST
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East Tennesseans flooded Facebook and Twitter with photos of a rainbow and double rainbow that popped up across the region Wednesday morning. Local 8 News received countless pictures from viewers on the WVLT Facebook page.

The phenomenon has many wondering how a rainbow is created. Simply put, the effect is created by a ray of sunlight passing through a raindrop and reflecting off of it. The refraction of light creates the spectrum of colors. According to accuweather.com, a double rainbow happens when light is reflected twice in a more complicated pattern.

If you love rainbows, meteorologists say the best time to see them is in the early morning or late afternoon, typically when the sun is lower in the sky.

Local 8 News asked on it's Facebook page why viewers are fascinated with rainbows. Laura Crandall wrote, "Genesis 9:13 - I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. THAT'S why my family loves rainbows so much!"

Hannah Rasco shared, "All the beautiful pictures have helped me get through this day. Today was supposed to my 10 week ob appointment but I miscarried at 7 weeks and 2 days. My husband and I are praying for our miracle after the storm. Our rainbow baby."

Amrezar Yusof wrote, "There is NO gold at the end of the rainbow. I went to the end of it thats why I know."

An overwhelming number of posters agreed with Laura Crandall writing, "God's promise."

East Tennesseans flooded Facebook and Twitter with photos of a rainbow and double rainbow that popped up across the region Wednesday morning. Local 8 News received countless pictures from viewers on the WVLT Facebook page. 

The phenomenom has many wondering how a rainbow is created.  Simply put, the effect is created by a ray of sunlight passing through a raindrop and reflecting off of it.  The refraction of light creates the spectrum of colors. According to accuweather.com, a double rainbow happens when light is reflected twice in a more complicated pattern.

If you love rainbows, meteorologists say the best time to see them is in the early morning or late afternoon, typically when the sun is lower in the sky.