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World's longest-lasting rainbow recorded

Posted on Saturday, 2 December, 2017 | Comment icon 7 comments

The rainbow appeared over the university. Image Credit: YouTube / Chinese Culture University
A record-breaking rainbow lasting almost nine hours has been recorded by two scientists in Taiwan.
Chou Kun-hsuan and Liu Ching-huang from the Chinese Culture University (CCU) in Teipai observed the rainbow from the roof of the campus building on November 30th.

It appeared from 6:57 a.m. to 3:55 p.m. - a total of 8 hours and 58 minutes. It is thought that a seasonal monsoon may have been responsible for keeping it going for so long.

The previous record was set in Yorkshire, UK in 1994 when a rainbow lasted for around 6 hours.

The two scientists, who had originally set out to prove a theory that rainbows descend seven degrees every 30 minutes, are now hoping to earn a place in the Guinness Book of Records.

Source: Taiwan News | Comments (7)

Tags: Rainbow

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by sees on 1 December, 2017, 18:04
How lovely! 
Comment icon #2 Posted by Skulduggery on 2 December, 2017, 18:14
I didn't know they clocked these things.
Comment icon #3 Posted by seeder on 2 December, 2017, 18:19
they probably dont 'clock' rainbows in general.... however most rainbows are very short lived... so if there was a rainbow in the sky from morning to will have been widely seen and reported
Comment icon #4 Posted by aearluin on 2 December, 2017, 22:51
Plenty of time to find that pot of gold then!!
Comment icon #5 Posted by Black Monk on 3 December, 2017, 12:58
Damn. They've taken our world record.
Comment icon #6 Posted by DebDandelion on 4 December, 2017, 3:25
Had the same thoughts! 
Comment icon #7 Posted by Adampadum123 on 4 December, 2017, 3:35
As a child my mom told me there was a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow so on my pushbike I searched for the pot for hours lol.

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