Midnight Rainbows Answered
MIDNIGHT RAINBOW: It could only happen around the summer solstice. "I recently witnessed a 'midnight rainbow,'" reports M-P Markkanen of Kuusamo, Finland. "It towered high in the sky and lasted from 10 pm until 3am local time on June 12th." He captured the moment using a Nikon D80:
A rainbow at midnight. How can this be? Simple. Kuusamo is on the verge of the Arctic Circle, and at this time of year the sun never completely sets. Hanging low in the midnight sky, it shines up on distant rainclouds, creating a remarkably tall rainbow. "I guess you couldn't see a rainbow much taller than that," says Markkanen. "It was a clear sign of the coming solstice!"
So who here from Finland had a chance to see this amazing sight?