Image of the Day: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

A double rainbow arched over a road in Searchlight, Nev., following a heavy rainstorm. Rainbows form when the sun comes out immediately following a rainstorm. When the light from the sun goes through the water droplets left over from the storm, it bends. Different colors of light bend by different amounts, which allows the formation of the different sections of color in a rainbow.

With climate change, it is predicted that wet areas will get wetter, which means they will get more rain, which could also mean we may see more rainbows.

Credit: Gene Blevins/Reuters