In the penultimate day of 2019, the sky over Washington and Baltimore put on quite a show.

Beautiful rainbows arched over the region midday Monday as sunshine intercepted showers that formed along a departing cold front.

“Not a bad way to close out 2019,” tweeted Jen Garrott.

Capital Weather Gang Twitter and Facebook followers frequently described the rainbows as “beautiful,” “stunning” and “bright.”

The vibrant rainbows were photographed all over the region, in Virginia, the District and Maryland, and from a wide variety of vantage points — the ground, tall buildings and even airplanes:

Unseasonably mild temperatures, near 60 degrees, were welcoming for those who ventured out to take a glance.

Below, find a sample of some of the best shots shared with us.


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