A woman in New York, Amanda Curtis, captured a picture of a quadruple rainbow near the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) station while commuting— a picture which she later shared with her social media following on Monday morning. The picture has since gone viral.
While double rainbows are relatively common, US Naval Academy meteorologist Raymond Lee indicated that there are only a handful of reliable sightings of triples and quadruples, USA Today reported.
The quadruple rainbow’s photographer, Curtis, was quoted by CBS New York as having told 1010 WINS that she “didn’t realize how rare it was” when she snapped the picture, only that she “knew it was beautiful”.
I didn’t realize how rare it was, I just knew it was beautiful (…) My train was coming, but I just took out my phone, snapped a quick photo and ran after my train.
On Facebook, the quadruple rainbow picture reached the top of the list of what’s trending on the social network.
Amanda, the woman who captured the image with her cell phone’s camera, jokingly wrote on Twitter that there would be “4 pots of gold” as a result of the four rainbows. The tweet received over a thousand retweets as well as favorites since it was shared on April 21, 2015.
— Amanda Curtis (@amanda_curtis) April 21, 2015
Amanda, who is the co-founder and CEO of the fashion company 19th Amendment, also shared the photo on Facebook where it had been shared over 12,800 times and liked over 12,500 times. In a reply to her post, she wrote “apparently quadruple rainbows are super rare and The Weather Channel, ABC national, and local NY stations will be sharing my photo today online and on tv!” The comment was published on Tuesday.
Have you ever seen a double, triple, or quadruple rainbow before?