Monday Morning Double Rainbow delights E’villains

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Talk about a fantastic way to start your week. I personally nearly dropped my coffee on my morning dog walk with Fiona about 7:45AM when I looked up. A massive Double Rainbow coming from the West, spanning our entire city (I immediately thought of the viral YouTube video by Paul “Bear” Vasquez). I went to Instagram and was delighted to see my feed bombarded with pics from all vantage points. I captured some of them in this post for all to enjoy. If you’re not on Instagram, you’re missing out! Download the Instagram app for Apple iOS or Google Android and follow us @evilleeye.


A Double Rainbow or “Secondary Rainbow” according to Wikipedia “are caused by a double reflection of sunlight inside the raindrops, and appear 10° outside of the primary rainbow at an angle of 50–53°. As a result of the second reflection, the colours of a secondary rainbow are inverted compared to the primary bow, with blue on the outside and red on the inside. The secondary rainbow is fainter than the primary because more light escapes from two reflections compared to one and because the rainbow itself is spread over a greater area of the sky. The dark area of unlit sky lying between the primary and secondary bows is called Alexander’s band, after Alexander of Aphrodisias who first described it”.

a fine start to the morning #sfbayarea #emeryville #cycling #eyesopen #goodmorning #monday #working

A photo posted by santito (@santesalvoni) on

  There is an amazing #rainbow over #Emeryville right now. A promising start to the week! #evillebeauty #EastBay   A photo posted by The E’ville Eye Community News (@evilleeye) on



A photo posted by tomd1982 (@tomd1982) on

there’s actually a double rainbow right outside! The second one is on top of the brighter one. Happy Monday folks! #eville A photo posted by Arizmendi Bakery Emeryville (@arizmendieville) on

#doublerainbow #oakland #pleaserainmore

A photo posted by Tara Barnes (@tarabee6) on

Rainbow over my studio. #rainbow #Oakland #longfellow #nofilter A photo posted by Yvette Buigues (@heavyblackline) on

Sharing the #rainbow #baybridge #sf view from #Emeryville #royalcoffee #happymonday A photo posted by Alexandra Fritzler (@alexfritzler) on


A photo posted by Emily Bergman (@emilysviolin) on




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Rob Arias

is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who lived in Emeryville from 2003 to 2021. Rob founded The E'ville Eye in 2011 after being robbed at gunpoint and lamenting the lack of local news coverage. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.


  1. Emeryville is a miraculous place. I have even more miraculous shots. How can I share them here?

  2. Hi Rob..I saw it too but when I saw it at 7:30, it was not double anymore. But it’s the first rainbow I’ve seen since I moved here in ’84. The doubles I’ve seen in Oregon are usually one below the other.

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