Wow! Double rainbow shines above Sydney, spectacular photos flood social media

A rainbow is seen beyond the landmark Harbour Bridge and Opera House during sunset on a rainy day in Sydney on June 17, 2015. (AFP Photo/Saeed Khan)
​If one rainbow is a sign of good fortune, Sydney has been given a double dose. Two arcs shined above the city on Wednesday, adding a colorful addition to the skyline. The Twitter-sphere was flooded with gorgeous images taken by smartphones.

Although there were no pots of gold at the end of the rainbows, the twin beauties provided Sydneysiders with a gorgeous end to a wet and dreary day.

The magnificent display broke through at around 4:30 p.m., transforming the usual dusk light into something more magical.

That magical moment was shared on Twitter and Instagram, with both residents and tourists eager to show off the beautiful scene.

Many seemed at a loss for words, simply responding with “Wow!” Or even “Wow wow wow.”

Others used the word “awesome” to describe the colorful sky – because, well, it was pretty awesome.

Although many of the pictures were taken with smartphones, you'd be forgiven if you thought they were photoshopped – because the rare scene was almost too beautiful to be real.

Those who weren't fortunate enough to witness the gorgeous rainbows were at least able to joke about it. One Canberra resident shared her sense of humor on Twitter.

Another had the same idea, posting a picture of Canberra's “beautiful” rainbow.

But whether you live in Sydney or not, one thing is indisputable – the Wednesday sky was pretty darn impressive.

Even after the rainbows departed, the Sydney sky remained kissed with bright purple, orange, and yellow.

Although we don't know when Sydney will be next be graced with such a beautiful sight, we're pretty sure the city will welcome a new set of colorful rainbows whenever Mother Nature decides the time is right.