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Striking gold: 9-hour rainbow makes it to Guinness World Records

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Mar 21, 2018, 3:27 pm IST
Updated Mar 21, 2018, 3:29 pm IST
The stunning display was spotted in Taipei.
 9-hour rainbow make it to Guinness World Records. (Photo: Pixabay)
  9-hour rainbow make it to Guinness World Records. (Photo: Pixabay)

A rainbow that lasted almost nine hours over Chinese Culture University near Taipei has made it way into the Guinness World Records as the longest-ever rainbow.

It was seen on November 30, 2017, the Huffpost reported.

 

"It was amazing. … It felt like a gift from the sky. ... It’s so rare!"  science professor Chou Kun-hsuan told the BBC back in November.

The Taipei rainbow beat the former record-holder, which lasted for six hours over Wetherby, Yorkshire, on March 14, 1994.

"When we broke the previous record after passing six hours, I was hardly able to stay seated for lunch," he said. "I was so excited. I wanted to make sure we captured the rainbow. But then it did something even more incredible ― it went on to beat the previous record by another three hours!"

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