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“Pic of the Week”. May 3, 2013. Rainbow over West Maui

West-Maui-2013-070-Kaanapali Shores Rainbow over West Maui

If you want to see lots of rainbows — almost too many to count — Maui is the place you should go.   The frequent showers carried in by the trade-winds usually don’t last long and give way to brilliant sunshine.  The sunlight is dispersed when it hits the water droplets in the air and, voila —  a magical rainbow!  Often Maui’s rainbows span a full hundred and eighty degrees and double rainbows are common.

I like this photo because you can see the lush green bulk of the West Maui Mountains (an eroded volcano) framed behind the rainbow, which seems to stretch to “infinity and beyond!”

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