Technically, Wikipedia will tell you it’s a a meteorological phenomenon caused by reflection, refraction and dispersion of light in water droplets resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky.
Okay, nice to know, but when a rainbow appeared over Mission Street late Wednesday afternoon, those walking along the busy roadway in South Pasadena were simply awestruck, saying they hadn’t see such a sight in a long time over the city.
Rainbows, according to Wikipedia, caused by sunlight, always appear in the section of sky directly opposite the sun and can be full circles.
To those on the ground looking up, well, They’re just beautiful, like the one in the sky at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night as a light rain fell on small town.
Teenagers stopped and took pictures and the publisher of The South Pasadenan News, Steven Lawrence, was quick to grab is camera so readers can see the latest spectacle in the sky.