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This Video Shows Proof That Rainbows Are Full Circles And My Mind Can't Take It

I honestly had no idea.

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We're all familiar with rainbows correct?

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It rains, they appear, and they're colorful as fuck.

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Well guess what? Everything you know about rainbows is a freaking lie, because as it turns out they are full circles!!

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In this video captured on top of a crane in St. Petersburg, Russia, you can clearly see that this rainbow is a whole damn circle.

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Rainbows form when white sunlight hits water droplets which act as their own tiny prisms, and the reason we perceive them as a half circle is simply due to the curvature of the Earth. It makes sense, but still this information is blowing my mind.

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It just raises so many questions. How far up do you have to be to see a full circle rainbow? Does a double rainbow look like a Venn diagram from up above?? Why didn't I learn this in middle school???

Also if a rainbow is a full circle, that means there is no end, so leprechauns are basically just lying to us about the location to their pots of gold. Rude!

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