By Hwaa Irfan
The majesty of the heavens, and its portents, or simply natural phenomenon always has the amazing affect on us when we observe them. For that one moment the child within us is awakened, and we are open for a short while to the unity of all life and its simple glory. So too are we awakened when a quadruple rainbow was photographed for the first time, taking us away from the burden of our miscreations, i.e. the multi-global crises we face today.
The challenge was set by meteorologist Raymond Lee when according to the Daily Mail Lee predicted the conditions that a quadruple rainbow might exist under, leaving enthusiasts to take that first shot. Taking up the gauntlet, the boys came out to play – Michael Grossman and Michael Theusner took the first known shot of a quadruple rainbow – a rainbow that is four in one.
The image that is shown throughout the internet only shows a double rainbow because of position in relation to what is in fact a quadruple rainbow. Lee predicted that the key condition to finding a quadruple rainbow is that it is only visible while looking towards the symbolism of our soul, the Sun, whereas normal rainbows are visible while looking away from the Sun. Does this say quadruple rainbows are something special!
The Science Behind It
Persian astronomer Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi (1236 – 1311), and student Kamal al-din al-Farisi (1260-1320) gave the first accurate explanation of the phenomenon of the rainbow. Roger Bacon wrote in his Opus Majus (1268) of light shining through crystals, and water droplets, thus reflecting colours. The raindrops bend the colours in the sunlight at different angles, causing dispersion and making visible the colours that make up a rainbow. But it was Sir Isaac Newton who demonstrated that white light is composed of all colours of the rainbow.
In scientific terms it explained as:
1st Rainbow – multicoloured light passes through a raindrop, some of which is reflected at 138 degrees from the Sun.
2nd Rainbow – Not all light exits the raindrop. Some is reflected back into the raindrop, and is re-processed.
3rd Rainbow – The process is repeated again, but is dimmer than the double, and forms around the Sun.
4th Rainbow – Arises from the third at 40 degrees from the Sun.
The Irish leprechaun’s pot of gold is kept in the safest place at the end of a rainbow, and where else would one keep something precious safe and sound. For this is whe n seeing is believing, because after all, the rainbow is an optical illusion totally dependent on the location of the viewer. The closer one believes one is to the rainbow, the further away it is!
Our perception of reality, the three dimensional kind is a product of sound, and light, with color a product of light waves of energy – how un-three dimensional can one get with that! All energy vibrates at different frequencies and colour is no exception. In consciousness terms, the higher one is up on the colour spectrum, the faster one’s consciousness is. Red being the colour that vibrates the slowest, is the most visible, but it is also beyond the physical!
White light contains all colours emanating from the three primary colours Red (hydrogen-physical), Yellow (carbon = mental), and Blue(oxygen-spiritual).
As everything emanates from above to below, the cool of Blue represents knowledge of the Divine, and Divine Intention from which all in harmony flows, stimulating Yellow refers to wisdom, and the warmth of Red refers means by which we take our place in the world. Four for the quadruple, represents foundation, and the Sun, is the soul which we have removed ourselves from in order to be accepted in an increasingly dysfunctional world. Put them all in a pot and stir, and what we basically have is a stew that nourishes and strengthens the fact that we can all do a lot better than we are doing right now in order to raise the planetary vibration from the quagmire we have allowed it to become with the wisdom, that comes from remembrance of the Divine in all our actions – i.e. unconditional love, and lots of it!
‘Quadruple Rainbow Photographed for the First Time.’ http://www.livescience.com/16405-quadruple-rainbow-photographed.htmlhe