Lucky Niagara Falls Visitors Get A Rare Glimpse Of An Entirely Circular Rainbow

Jun 5, 2015 By Archit Tripathi
The Skylon Tower at Niagara Falls boasts incredible views and a revolving dining room, but recently, it also boasted the ability to give some lucky visitors a rare glimpse at a 360-degree, full-circle rainbow. This video was recently shared by The Weather Channel and shows a beautiful rainbow that extends all the way around to form a circle.

Although it seems incredibly rare, all rainbows are, technically, fully circular. The reason we usually only see half of it is because of our natural viewpoint on the ground. In order to see the full circle, you must be somewhere elevated enough to see below the horizon and also have enough water droplets and sunlight present. Thankfully, the Skylon Tower's location provides a good mix of all three factors, resulting in this footage, which is also proof that there's no pot of gold at the end of a rainbow - it just goes round and round.
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