HUNTERSVILLE – Morgan Marin, a 16-year-old resident of the Hamptons neighborhood, had a keen eye Sunday when she snagged a shot of a rare double rainbow.

Marin said she saw the photo opportunity Sunday afternoon after rainstorms tore through the area.

According to “While a primary rainbow is visible when light is reflected once off the back of a raindrop, a secondary and usually dimmer rainbow is spotted when light is reflected twice in a more complicated pattern.

The colors of the second rainbow are inverted, with blue on the outside and red moved to the inside. The second bow appears dimmer or cloudier because much more light is released from two reflections, and both bows cover a larger portion of the sky.”

Weather watchers should keep their eyes toward the sky in the next few days as more rain, and more opportunities for rainbows, is expected.