I had never seen one and certainly never saw one so close. The rainbow I and my family walked under about 15 years ago was arching not a straight pillar.
Up in this area there are all kinds of natural phenomenons. I had to research and learn what do you call a vertical rainbow? I saw one yesterday and watched it until it faded which wasn’t quickly.
A vertical rainbow in the sky – a Sun Dog, which is also called a Parhelion. A Sun Dog is a rainbow in the sky but there are no rain clouds. It is formed when light rays pass through high cirrus clouds.
I have seen arching rainbows and even fragmented arc rainbows of many different colors ranging from solid pink to peach. Blues and even bright red and solid green but I never seen one descending straight from the sky like a pillar until yesterday evening when I looked outside. That’s what it looked more like. It looked like a colorful pillar. The picture doesn’t do it justice. It was complete, with the same consistency without fading all the way down to the earth.
I have seen black lighting, a vertical rainbow, mauve morning, dancing stars beside the sun. So I wonders what’s next.