Look at These Rare Full Circle Rainbows That Floated Me Into NYC

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Like Glinda the good witch herself, I now do all my travel by rainbow.

Ok, maybe she flies in bubbles. …but, still.

The past year has granted me more than enough time to soak up all the awesomeness of flying. I’m definitely that weirdo that loves to be in the air.

MCI > ORD > DUB > VCE
VCE > NAP
FCO > LGW
LHR > PHL
PHL > MCI
MCI > BNA
BNA > MCI
MCI > LGA
LGA > MCI
MCI > PIE
PIE > MCI
MCI > ORD > LGA
LGA > MCI

Typically, I’ll settle into my groove after I’ve gotten through security. Once I snag a coffee or water, my head is most likely in a book until take off. A real life paper book – like the ones you see on shelves in staged photos of Instagram’d offices. Then, I’m fighting sleep until I can’t possibly handle it anymore – and will cruise the rest of the digital disconnect in complete and utter bliss.

Yup – I love flying.

On my last flight into LaGuardia Airport, though, we hit a bit more turbulence than normal. Thick, white fog had flooded NYC and replaced my typical visual peering down into the skyscrapers. Already awake anyway – I watched out the window as the wisps of clouds passed.

At some point, I noticed a rainbow. The existence of that rainbow in general seemed really cool – I’d never seen one from the air before –but it took a solid 5-10 minutes of staring into the white obis to fully realize what I was looking at.

It was a full circle rainbow. A full circle. And, at the center, was the shadow of our plane.

I had to know the science behind it. Had to. And I certainly wasn’t disappointed. It had never occurred to me that you could actually see the entire circle from anywhere – let alone while in the sky. The phenomenon was genuinely incredible to behold.

The timing was pretty perfect too – I was heading in to spend a wonderful week with amazing friends while working on launch plans for The Unicorn Wellness Project. Unicorns. Rainbows. An incredible crew of spiritually awesome friends. You couldn’t ask for a much more epic start to eventful travels.