Record-breaking nine-hour rainbow appears in Taiwan

The previous record holder was seen for six hours above Sheffield, South Yorkshire in 1994

News Desk December 05, 2017
The previous record holder was seen for six hours above Sheffield, South Yorkshire in 1994. PHOTO COURTESY: CCU, Taipei, Taiwan

The longest ever visible rainbow was witnessed in Taiwan by a professor, which stood for almost nine hours and aimed to be concluded for a world record.

According to Chou Kun-husuan, a professor of the Chinese Culture University, the rainbow clocked for eight hours and 58 minutes around Taiwansese capital of Taipei.

The professor along with Lui Ching-huang, documented the rainbow on 30 November and with the original plan being for the rainbow to be observed as a tested-theory about how the light descend with time.

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“It was amazing … It felt like a gift from the sky … It’s so rare,” Chou told the BBC. “When we broke the previous record after passing six hours, I was hardly able to stay seated for lunch. I was so excited.”

Photographing all the rainbows at once in one frame, the professors focused on four separate rainbows during the nine hours.

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Chou wants to plant this record to the Guinness World Records as the long’s visible rainbow. The previous was recorded for six hours above Sheffield, UK, in 1994.

“With the 10,000 pictures we took in our department alone, and the many more taken by others on campus and people living nearby, I’m confident we can prove to Guinness second by second that this rainbow lasted for nine hours,” Chou said.

This article originally appeared on The Guardian.


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