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Lightning crosses a double rainbow in Fairfax (VIDEO)

August 16, 2011 - 03:28 PM
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A local skywatcher caught this unusual footage of lightning bisecting a double rainbow during stormy weather earlier this month.

It's turning out to be a great run for that unicorn of weather phenoms, the double rainbow. Twin multicolored arches have heartily sprouted around the D.C. region this year, appearing over Pentagon City, McLean and Huntingtown, Md. And now there's this brief-but-beguiling video of another bow-bow in Fairfax, made wonderful by a little lick of lightning.

Local weather geek dcstormchaser posted the video on YouTube after storms moved across Fairfax on Aug. 1. The good folks over at Capital Weather Gang have posted more photos and an explanation from the videographer, Kevin Ambrose, about his action-packed day hunting storms. Enjoy! And if you're quizzical about the science of double rainbows, try reading this piece by ABC7's Bob Ryan.

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