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June 6 and 7 rainbow connection in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore

A double rainbow photographed Thursday in Broad Run, Va. by CWG reader Weathergrrl (Jennifer Reed)

Wednesday and Thursday evenings were a boon for skywatchers and rainbow seekers in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore areas, as small pop-up showers were intercepted by the setting sun

We had no shortage of submissions of beautiful photos from our readers, and share a selection with you here. We also have a timelapse of Thursday’s showers from CWG photographer Kevin Ambrose.

Rainbow in Alexandria Wednesday by CWG reader Geoff Chester.

Shower timelapse

See the rainbow photo at the top of this post? Kevin Ambrose video-taped the shower that generated it and put together this timelapse:

Jason is the Washington Post’s weather editor and Capital Weather Gang's chief meteorologist. He earned a master's degree in atmospheric science, and spent 10 years as a climate change science analyst for the U.S. government. He holds the Digital Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association.


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