Of course, once the rain stops and the sun starts emerging, that's when it's prime time to see a rainbow. Sure enough, this picture was in the local paper.
|A quarter rainbow is seen in Ontario after the rain | December 22, 2010.|
Thomas R. Cordova/Staff Photographer/Inland Daily Bulletin
Scientifically speaking, rainbows are the products of refracted light which emerge right after rain stops. They don't pop up when it has been bright and sunny for weeks or months. This got me to thinking. Would the rainbow Noah saw have been under similar conditions? Something like today, a world of emerging sun and shadows? That's certainly not the picture I've had in my mind until now.