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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Plague of Rainbows Descends on San Francisco; Citizens Rejoice

Posted By on Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 11:51 AM

It’s not often an entire city can come together over the same cause, even if that city is governed by only one political party. But Monday, March 21, 2016 was a wholly different story.

It was the second day of spring. The Bay Area was enjoying yet another wet and chilly day when, in the evening twilight, with no prior warning, all of a sudden, out of nowhere, like a signal from the heavens, there it was: A gigantic rainbow towering over this cool, gray city of love.

This rainbow was so spectacular that you could see it from Hawaii. Maybe. 

San Francisco already has rainbows, tons of them. But this rainbow was like, whoa man, totally mind-boggling insanity rainbow. A rainbow on steroids — a Barry-bow. We’re talking Double Rainbow Guy reaction after eating so many mushrooms and then drinking three New Orleans Iced Coffees from Blue Bottle.

This rainbow went on forever, and ever, and so did the social media frenzy. Perhaps folks needed something big to tweet and Instagram about yesterday since the Apple spring product announcement was all kinds of lame, unless cheaper, similar iPhones are your bag.

Surprise evening rainbow over San Francisco #sanfrancisco #rainbow #sanfranciscorainbow

A photo posted by Alex Ford (@alexandersford) on



Some even saw more than one rainbow — like, a double rainbow:

Somewhere over the rainbow! #sanfranciscorainbow

A photo posted by Avishay Kolatkar (@avisinai33) on



 Others were not so impressed: 
But the moment was so amazing it became a Twitter Moment:

Mostly, people were just glad something nice happened: 


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