Check out these awesome photos capturing a whole saturated rainbow caught by El Pasoans near El Paso High School, Fort Bliss, and UTEP.

For the last couple of days, it’s been overcast cloudy with gusty winds and on and off rainfall – the perfect sweater weather if you ask me. The rain began to come down early Wednesday morning and began to taper off once the sun started to rise.

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What resulted after the early morning rain and the sunrise was a glorious rainbow visible across the city from UTEP to Fort Bliss and beyond.

Against the backdrop of gray billowy clouds, early risers were greeted by a whole spectrum rainbow and began sharing to social media.


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The picture taken at UTEP captured the whole rainbow from the Sun Bowl side near I-10, arching beautifully over the UTEP campus.

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A few moments later, a picture-perfect moment happened when the rainbow was visible from end to end, hovering above one of El Paso’s most iconic buildings, El Paso High School.

Fort Bliss

A rainbow to brighten up your day:)

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The RealArmy Wives of El Paso also took a postcard-worthy shot when snapping a picture of the entire rainbow on display in Fort Bliss.

Unfortunately, I missed the vibrant rainbow, but thanks to quick thinking El Pasoans who took pictures, the rest of us late risers can now see the glory of Mother Nature in full effect.

It’s not often that we get to see a perfect rainbow from end to end, but in reality, rainbows are circles; we just can’t see them in their complete form from the ground. Rainbows form when light enters and bends out of raindrops in the air. So the conditions have to be perfect to spot a rainbow, making these pictures that much more special.

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Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.