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Finished Death Stranding a couple of weeks ago and its inverted rainbow imagery has since been stuck in my head. Even dreamed of it yesterday night, so I went on to google it out to see if it's an actual thing.

It is.

It's called a circumzenithal arc, a phenomenon that occurs when sunlight refracts through ice crystals instead of raindrops. It has something to do with hexagonal molecular structures in snowflakes. Here's a video of how it works.

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Beautiful, isn't it?

Some say that it's a smile in the sky. But if we stick to that line of thought, wouldn't a rainbow be a frown? In Death Stranding, I guess it's a direct replacement of the rainbow - a play on its theme of a world turned upside down.

Maybe those fabled pots of gold are somewhere in deep space instead.

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Wait ... I thought rainbows were circles and we usually only see the top part ...

Shh.. it ends somewhere!

Space leprechauns. Might be a plot for the sequel

nice, i think it's this one? clearer pic: https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap181221.html

Pretty amazing, but damn confusing if a Leprachaun looking for which end of the rainbow the pot of gold was hidden.

I have a normal one I took a few days ago here maybe mine attaches to yours?

Never seen it before. Awesome!

Unbelievable ✍️

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Nice!

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That was awesome!

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Wow, that's something I never knew about. Maybe an easier name for it would have been good :)

wait what are we in a parallel universe

Nice.

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That is pretty damn cool. Never seen that before. Nice

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Where can you see such rainbow? Antarctica?

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