Circular Rainbow in Tokyo

Rainbows are always circular, but since we’re on the ground we can usually only see the top half. But if you get up high enough, say in the Tokyo Skytree (1476 feet high), you might just be high enough to get the entire reflection! This photo was taken July 31st, 2016. Via RocketNews 24.



Eucalyptus Tree

Would you believe me if I told you there exists a beautiful tree that looks like many colors of paint had been dripped over its trunk? It’s true! From Listverse:

The Rainbow Eucalyptus is a tree with bark so brightly colored that it is almost hard to believe that it is not an elaborate practical joke. This tree, native to the Philippines, sheds the outer layer of its bark often to expose new, green bark underneath. As the bark ages it goes through several color changes from green, to blue, to purple, to orange, and finally to brown before being shed. Because the bark is shed in irregular patches the tree displays a collection of all these colors at once giving a kaleidoscopic effect. They can be grown in many places which will not experience frosts but in the Philippines they are mostly cultivated for use in paper manufacture and not as decorative trees.