What Does It All Mean?: Photographer Captures Shot Of Rare Quintuple Rainbow

October 4, 2018


This is a shot from New Jersey based nature photographer John Entwistle in the aftermath of hurricane Florence of a rare quintuple rainbow. Obviously, its rainbow mom must have been taking some serious fertility drugs.

John lives in Farmingdale and was looking out his back deck when he saw this. He says he wasn't sure what he was looking at but knew it was something special. While double and triple rainbows are exciting to see, they aren't nearly as rare as what this was. Supernumerary rainbows are made of one brilliant, main rainbow followed by multiple others. Supernumerary rainbows with two or three are even common enough, but five is almost unheard of.

Man, five pots of gold all lined up right next to each other. The only problem is there's gonna be a leprechaun guarding each one. I'm good for taking out one or two, but five? That's like an end-game boss battle. Those little f***ers are quick and they use a lot of magic. Plus, you know, we'll be on mushrooms.

Thanks to Hal R, who agrees whoever takes out the most leprechauns gets the lion's share of the gold, which is fair.

  • Forblat

    This is really cool, but the "double rainbow" most people see isn't supernumerary. Here's a double w/supernumerary for example: http://epod.usra.edu/blog/2...

  • The_Wretched

    All the way across the sky

  • Bling Nye

    This must be some viral advertisement for that crossover movie, Leprechaun Centipede. Or it's just some leprechauns running a train on each other. Either way.

  • Jenness

    This is spectacular and so beautiful :)

  • TheQiwiMan

    Maybe this is the only way the Double Rainbow Guy will finally be allowed to die in peace.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Somewhere over the rainbow... that old hippy is dying. And nothing of value is lost.

  • Closet Nerd

    Holy Fucking Shit Balls!

  • Munihausen


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