With the spotty showers that tend to hang around during the spring months, we get more chances to see rainbows. Western Washington recently had a video of double rainbows due to the sun, the rain, and of course – YOU.

So how does a rainbow form? 

The meteorological phenomenon is technically caused by something called refraction. It’s a dispersion of light inside the tiny raindrops. 

As that white light bounces off and refracts from the raindrop, it returns in the form of a beautiful rainbow

Check out our the fun video explainer, and share your rainbow photos with us on our Facebook page or by tagging #k5spring on Twitter and Instagram.