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Double Rainbow over Tempe

A double rainbow brightens the Arizona sky.

A double rainbow over the skies of Tempe, Ariz. Daniel Terdiman/CNET News.com
Hot weather, cloudy skies and rain combined for a rare double rainbow Daniel Terdiman/CNET News.com

TEMPE, Ariz.--A double rainbow! I've been hearing about them for years, but the closest I ever came to one was eating some ice cream.

But this evening, while returning to my motel from dinner, there it was. OK, the second rainbow wasn't complete, but it was definitely there. So, I'm giving it credit. After all, have you ever heard of a "One-and-a-half rainbow?"

To be sure, maybe this is a common thing in Tempe, where I'm visiting on my Road Trip around the Southwest, but I hope not. If so, chalk it up to my naivete, and the fact that I'm a Californian who couldn't control his glee at seeing one of those things that so many people always talk about in mythical terms.