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Posted 05 December 2017 - 10:49 AM

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Taiwan rainbow breaks world record, lasts almost 9 hours
05 Dec 2017 09:55AM (Updated: 05 Dec 2017 10:12AM)
 
 
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The professors are currently gathering all the evidence to apply for the Guinness record. (Photo: Chinese Culture University)
 
 
TAIPEI: Taiwan has reportedly broken the world record for the longest-lasting rainbow after it recorded almost almost nine hours on Thursday (Nov 30). 
 
The rainbow was recorded in Taipei by two professors, Chou Kun-hsuan and Liu Ching-huang, from the Department of Atmospheric Science at the Chinese Culture University (CCU), according to Taiwan News. 
 
 
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The rainbow was recorded by two scientists at Chinese Culture University in Taipei. (Photo: Chinese Culture University) 
 
Their observations showed the rainbow lasted for 8 hours and 58 minutes as it appeared from 6.57am until 3.55pm. 
 
Taiwan News reported that if this timing was confirmed, it would break the previous record of six hours for the longest-lasting rainbow at Yorkshire, England on Mar 14, 1994. 
 
"It was amazing … It felt like a gift from the sky ... It's so rare!" said Prof Chou, as reported by BBC. 
 
According to him, the department was ready to capture the rainbow as they had recorded a six-hour rainbow the previous Monday. 
 
"After four hours, we mobilised all our students and began to notify everyone in the school to take pictures and send us pictures."
 
Students posted pictures of the rainbow from various angles and timings on the university's Facebook page. 
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According to BBC, the department is currently gathering all the evidence to apply for the Guinness record. 
 
"With the 10,000 pictures we took in our department alone, and the many more taken by others on campus and people living nearby, I'm confident we can prove to Guinness second by second that this rainbow lasted for nine hours," Prof Chou said. 
 
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Prof Chou explained that a season monsoon blowing in from the northeast had trapped moisture in the air, thus making the rainbows last for a long time. 
 
This moisture formed clouds, light, steady rain and a relatively slow paced wind - all of which are ideal condiions for the appearance of rainbows, reported Taiwan News. 
 

 

 

 


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 02:18 PM

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in Taiwan, everything can make the news !!



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Posted 05 December 2017 - 02:23 PM

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in Taiwan, everything can make the news !!

 

 

world record leh of course big new lah.....   [laugh]

 

but then other place might already have it longer than 9 hours just that no one saw and report it   [laugh]  [laugh]


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 02:41 PM

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 02:58 PM

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nice!  [thumbsup]

 

looks like a force field surrounding the university building... 


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 02:59 PM

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2018 will huat until siao !!! [thumbsup]


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 04:23 PM

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nice!  [thumbsup]

 

looks like a force field surrounding the university building... 

projection from the Death Star  !!


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9 hours and no one manages to find any gold at the end of rainbow



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Posted 05 December 2017 - 05:56 PM

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Chey.... I thought it's some gay pride parade.... :-D


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nice [thumbsup] [thumbsup]

The picture is super nice!!!!

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Chey.... I thought it's some gay pride parade.... :-D



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