I think everyone knows “Rainbow”. And there must be few who has not seen rainbow. But there may be few people who have seen a perfect half-circle rainbow that is not missing. I’ve never had an experience to see a perfect never-missing rainbow until this time.


完全な半円の虹 Perfect Half Circle Rainbow

The place where I took this picture is Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. When I look outside from the hotel room in DoubleTree by Hilton, there was a pure half rounded rainbow in the sky after a rain shower. I took many pictures before it vanishes.

この写真を撮影したのは、マレーシアのクアラルンプール。DoubleTree by Hilton というホテルの一室から夕方に外を眺めると、雨上がりの空に真ん丸の虹がかかっていました。消えないうちに何枚も写真を撮影しました。

In the evening in KL 夕方のクアラルンプールにて

The hotel room was located on the 17th floor. I could see the beautiful rainbow without any obstructions. I observed the left edge and the right edge of the rainbow.


The left edge of the rainbow 虹の左側
The right edge of the rainbow 虹の右側

When I observe closely, the left edge of the rainbow seems to be located closer to the right edge. I was wondering if the rainbow is symmetrical to the viewer, but it doesn’t seem to be the case.


The left edge seems to be closer to the right edge. 虹の左側の方が右側よりも近くに見える

I was interested in “the contact between the rainbow and the ground” next. It should be possible to observe the contact point between the rainbow and the ground with this clear rainbow. So I took close up pictures of the left edge of the rainbow.


The left edge of the rainbow 虹の左端
The left edge of the rainbow 虹の左端

For the first time in my life, I witnessed the place where the rainbow rises.



During my everyday life, I sometimes encounter “breathtaking” scenes. I will continue to look forward to meeting such fresh scenes.


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