Sunset over Washington from the roof of The Washington Post on K Street NW. (Beth Diaz/The Washington Post)

Who knows what it signifies, but Washington was treated to one of its greatest sunsets in memory this Election Day.

The brilliant show followed two days of rain, which catapulted 2018 into first place among wettest years on record. Nearly 56 inches of rain have fallen this year.


A rainbow forms over the U.S. Capitol as evening sets on midterm Election Day in Washington, November 6. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

The sinking sun’s evening glow intercepting the departing clouds created a beautiful mix of color and texture. In some places, rainbows were spotted as the sun’s rays connected with remnant showers.

The pictures are simply amazing …


A rainbow appears beside the Capitol during sunset on November 6, 2018. (Calla Kessler/The Washington Post)

The north side of the White House is reflected in a puddle after a heavy rain, as millions of Americans are voting in the midterm elections on November 6 in Washington. (Oliver Contreras/The Washington Post)