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Halifax double rainbow lights up the sky – and social media

Haligonians were treated to a brief double rainbow Tuesday night. Twitter/Ross Jefferson

Anyone who missed seeing Tuesday evening’s double rainbow over Halifax needn’t worry – there are plenty of pictures and videos of it online.

The surprise meteorological phenomenon came around 8 p.m. after a brief thunder and lightning storm. The rainbow didn’t last long, but it was there long enough to make an impression.

“This was the most vibrant rainbow I have ever seen in my life. Hard to believe it came following the shortest thunderstorm I’ve ever seen in my entire life,” one Reddit user remarked.

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Within minutes, dozens of photos were being posted to social media, with some getting hundreds of likes.

A few users commented on the sheer number of rainbow photos and videos popping up.

“Sounds like there was a rainbow,” read the title of a post on the Halifax subreddit after photos and videos began flooding in.

Said one sarcastic tweet: “I wonder if there was a rainbow in Halifax today.”

But in the midst of a difficult spring where the province is dealing with the third – and worst – wave of COVID-19, others saw it as a welcome distraction.

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In a tweet, one person described the colourful semicircle as “a sign of hope.”

“This rainbow over halifax makes me feel like covid is coming to an end,” tweeted another.

“I think everything’s gonna be ok, this has gotta be a sign,” a reddit user said. “I need this to be a sign that everything’s gonna be ok soon.”

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