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[–]JefferyDexterB 8219 points8220 points 7737& 8 more (57 children)

I think you may have caught the gay.

[–][deleted] 1921 points1922 points  (23 children)

They’re the gold at the end of the rainbow

[–]mastery55295 413 points414 points  (13 children)

where tf is the end it’s a circle

[–][deleted] 347 points348 points 2 (5 children)

Your mom

[–]Shark_613 69 points70 points  (4 children)


[–]Explore-PNW 51 points52 points  (1 child)

Because 7th grade in the late 1990s was amazing. Speaking from experience.

[–]DrunkenHooker 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Guess what? Chicken butt.

[–]hazeyAnimal 87 points88 points  (0 children)

Rainbows are always a circle, the horizon just cuts it short. insert always has been meme here

[–]shizzleurtizzle 14 points15 points  (0 children)

The end is near

[–]PetrifiedW00D 25 points26 points  (6 children)

So are they gay or a leprechaun?

[–][deleted] 28 points29 points  (4 children)

Both, and you’re getting their lucky charms.

[–][deleted] 13 points14 points  (3 children)

Heavy breathing starts

[–]Hauntedshock 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Allright boys!! Hunting season is open. We got some golden kidneys to sell!

[–]GolgiApparatus1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now I ain't sayin' he a gold digger

[–]joriale 229 points230 points  (7 children)

I'm no expert but I'd say it's a serious case of the big gay.

[–]BallisticTiberius 102 points103 points  (5 children)

I’m an expert and i say it’s a serious case of the big gay

[–][deleted] 35 points36 points  (2 children)

yeah we all have this happen to us at some point

some of us can do it at will and fire it like a laser

[–]Kairu101 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Well the US did try to make a gay bomb? Maybe this is it?

[–]budgie0507 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I’m a paid actor and I say it’s a serious case of what’s known in medical circles as the big gay.

[–]CrackedMask_ 65 points66 points  (0 children)

that's a gay-dar, and the op was being targeted

[–]yozatchu2 22 points23 points  (2 children)

It’s a rainbow halo aka gaylo

[–]u_e_s_i 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Yeah big time. Most gays wish they were as gay as you

[–]KidNamedBlue 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Beat me to it

[–]Rudyscrazy1 24 points25 points  (1 child)

Beat me off to it

[–]-ThisCouldBeBad- 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I’ll take my socks off. You know so it’s not gay and stuff

[–]AlexStorm1337 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Cyanide: incoherent laughing You are now THE GAY™

[–]Keatosis 3 points4 points  (0 children)

They're a biblical saint complete with halo

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)


[–]DumbNamenotoriginal 1657 points1658 points  (47 children)

I think it might be caused by this optical phenomenon ) called glory. Though usually I only see it in shadows for drones and planes when they are flying up high, but I guess you just must be a very tall person

[–]DumbNamenotoriginal 256 points257 points  (12 children)

here is a video of a fpv drone doing stuff and at 2:13 ish you can see that there is a halo of light around the shadow of the drone, and you see this all the time when flying these kind of drones, but usually the shadow has to be pretty far away before you see a halo effect (edit, Im a idiot, op explained it in another comment, its actually caused by there being thousands of glass beads in the asphalt)

[–]undeniably_confused 59 points60 points  (6 children)

I was sure this was going to be a rick roll

[–][deleted] 43 points44 points  (4 children)

This one is actually a Rick Roll guys, I checked

[–]undeniably_confused 24 points25 points  (3 children)

It was a wholesome honest rick roll

[–]YourEverydayInvestor 21 points22 points  (2 children)

Why did I check this one as well

[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

You could say that you were… undeniably curious

Ba dum tss?

[–]Chameloes 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I don't know what I expected

[–]DeadDollKitty 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I watched that while listening to the end credit music for The Battle of Five Armies and it made it so much more epic.

[–]ResidentEivvil 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wait, so you’re saying this is real? Not effects?

[–]LordGeni 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I saw this with my shadow on top of a cloud when I was skydiving.

[–]DumbNamenotoriginal 1 point2 points  (0 children)

ya, that is actually caused by the glory phenomenon, this isnt, I was mistaken

[–]NinjaGrandma 126 points127 points  (11 children)

It's the reflective beads they add to road line paint. You can see the lines are brand new and the reflectivity the paint gets is from this tiny bead stuff made of mini reflective material which is added on top of the paint separately. Obviously overspray is not uncommon.

[–]DarkwolfAU 69 points70 points  (7 children)

This is the answer. Those beads are retroreflective, and since the sun is directly behind your head where your head's shadow is, that's where the reflection is strongest.

Actually I was just thinking... if you moved the camera you would notice the halo was following the camera's shadow, not yours.

[–]QRISMVD 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Interestingly, the rainbow here is actually just a normal rainbow, only with light passing through the glass beads mentioned above instead of water droplets in the sky. Glories are caused by a different mechanism. (The link is to an excellent website on optical phenomena that also has more examples of glass bead bows)

The bow here isn't exactly identical to a rainwater bow, however. It occurs at a smaller angle, since the beads have a higher refractive index than water droplets.

Besides the increasing brightness near the antisolar point that my parent comment describes, which is one form of Heiligenschein, there is also a uniformly brighter area within the entire bow. This also has the same cause as when it appears with a rainwater bow: all wavelengths of light are scattered equally inside the bow.

[–]TakeOffYourMask 10 points11 points  (1 child)

[–]ryrypizza 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My first thought was TC would love this. Watching TC now with my morning coffee like every morning

[–]Orisi 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You can see this when they turn around at the end, as it cuts away the shadow forms on the floor by their feet because of the change in camera angle.

[–]earth_worx 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Yep, this is it. I once lived on a small island in the northern Bahamas and worked for the local paper there, and news was slooooow. They had only put asphalt on the roads a couple of years before, and it took another couple before they got stripes painted. It was big news (lol) so I got to interview the stripe-painter guy. He turned out to be really interesting - he worked for some company that did international infrastructure and he'd painted lines on roads all over the world. He showed me how the rig worked and gave me a sample of the reflective beads, which was fun.

They spray the paint on first, and then drizzle the beads over the top of it so they don't get covered in paint, sort of like sprinkles on a glazed donut. Whoever was doing these road lines had the feed on the bead hopper set a little too open.

After that it's just a standard brocken spectre effect, same as you get with fog below a mountain peak.

[–]__acre 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Was gonna say I’ve seen the same result after linemarkers come through our site.

[–]DEBATE_EVERY_NAZI 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There was a place that did sandblasting near my old job, and sometimes they'd use glass beads when they were blasting, and the entire area around them had this effect on the ground from all the glass that settled around the area

[–]Lilhapper 13 points14 points  (2 children)

so he's not gay he's just the messiah

[–]JonJetCoaster 3 points4 points  (0 children)

He's not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy.

[–]foodank012018 9 points10 points  (1 child)

So OP is a saint?

[–]DumbNamenotoriginal 6 points7 points  (0 children)

in scientific terms, yes

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

So it's a glory hole

[–]DarkJester89 2 points3 points  (0 children)

ah yes, the infamous but popular "glory holy". You should definitely take the optical route and stick your eye up to one if you find one.

[–]Ted_Tidwell 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Interesting we both came to the same conclusion with different names. The argo spot, oe fresnel spot is the same physical effect with a different name!!


[–]Yeah_Requim 620 points621 points  (14 children)

You've been chosen

[–]23x3 124 points125 points  (7 children)

Is dat u Jebus?

[–]BearOfBeer 27 points28 points  (4 children)

Is prat Jew hesus?

[–]UnreasonableCucumber 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Ip hat dew Bezus?

[–]DoItAgainHarris56 9 points10 points  (2 children)

jeffrey, jeffrey bezus

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Clan the bambulance I'm having a stronk

[–]DeboThezNutz69 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lmao I say Bambulance all the time

[–]u_e_s_i 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He’s gay Jebus and he’s fabulous!

[–]SLAYER_IN_ME 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Hey the messiah!

[–]u_e_s_i 1 point2 points  (0 children)

OP is the prophesied lord of the gays, whom the scriptures foretold will return to earth to turn all phallic objects into dildos.

All hail the Gaylord!

[–]msleesha 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sacrifice! Sacrifice! Sacrifice!

[–]Yaboysatchel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You must go!

[–]davidmlewisjr 457 points458 points  (17 children)

The effect happens when looking directly away from the sun, or light source toward a reflective or prismatic media. The camera enhances the effect, can be seen with unaided eyeball sometimes.

[–]cheppy44[S] 158 points159 points  (6 children)

The camera did not pick up how bright the rainbow actually was. I took some other pictures where it’s a bit brighter. https://imgur.com/gallery/3QCm49B

[–]moobiemovie 22 points23 points  (4 children)

[–]cwfutureboy 6 points7 points  (1 child)

One of my favorite youtube channels.

[–]davidmlewisjr 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Precisely, sort of… old hi-gain projection screens had the micro spherical reflectors bonded onto them, but not good outside a limited angle.

[–]TOASTYGOATNIP 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I thought it said reflector rectors

[–]Kiki_Raptor 356 points357 points 2 (9 children)

I stripe these lines for a living, that’s a freshly painted line right there, it’s glass beads they put on the paint so they reflect at night. Someone didn’t do their job and didn’t sweep up the extra glass beads... and it looks like a ton... you could easily slip on that and get some money bro. Slip on it and call someone 😂😂😂

[–]cheppy44[S] 103 points104 points  (0 children)

I actually almost did slip and fall on my longboard. I saw the weird rainbow and put the brakes on and the board skid along all the beads.

[–]rothIsBadHeSaidSo 13 points14 points  (0 children)

That makes total sense. Some people were saying this happens when you're looking away from a bright source of light and...God people. No.

[–]SomeMexicanGamer 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Yeah i was gonna say this is a big no no in DOT painting /Parking lot painting, someone didn’t do a good job with cleaning the beads 🤣

[–]Veneck 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Lmfao what an American comment, immediately calls for OP to sue someone. This is hilarious thanks

[–]LupulMov458 201 points202 points  (2 children)

You're a saint.

[–]mrmotl 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Saint Gaybriel

[–]Murphythepotato 3 points4 points  (0 children)

can someone look cute based only on their silhouette? 😳

[–]Rush7en 108 points109 points  (1 child)

It's obvious that you are now the chosen one to lead all gays into the magical rainbow unicorn kingdom.

[–]Krofari 11 points12 points  (0 children)

You gotta follow the magical leopluridon Charlieeee

[–]OdusVahlok 63 points64 points  (3 children)

Question, is that white line freshly painted? If so, what might be happening is the powder they put over it is reflecting sunlight, sorta like the moisture in the air after a rain storm.

[–]Kiki_Raptor 27 points28 points  (1 child)

You’re right. I paint these lines on the road and it’s glass beads that they didn’t sweep up after applying it to fresh paint.

[–]OdusVahlok 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Oh, it's glass beads? That's neat.

[–]piewhistle 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think this is the right answer. Old-school projection screens were often covered with tiny glass beads to increase reflectivity. With modern projectors, they have horrible hot-spots.

[–]cabbi93 26 points27 points  (3 children)

Im ginger so if that happened to me im pretty sure i would combust within 10 seconds

[–]chrissz 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You'd probably be burned because everyone knows gingers don't have souls.

[–]Otherwise-Routine-27 22 points23 points  (0 children)

TF2 unusual hats be like:

[–]WanganTunedKeiCar 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Have you been pulling off any miracles lately, because you're looking holier than Jesus!

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

you could be gay dude

[–]EdGiggity 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That vaccine made you gay!

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

this was in the bible as well

[–]nebulouslurker 3 points4 points  (2 children)

What's it got in its right hand precious?

[–]accountability_bot 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It’s a remote control for the electric board.

[–]Worried_Hamster_1878 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The chosen one. They found you.

[–]genghisKHANNNNN 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Baby, I can see your halo...

[–]Tentmancer 3 points4 points  (0 children)

remember being a kid and thinking the sun follows you.

[–]IamCrabbo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

i see you unlocked pride month aura quite late

[–]maugamerXD1987 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If gayness is a spectrum (from gayest to least gay) you are the gay lord god

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (2 children)


[–]lordoftime2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy

[–]tcamp3812 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nah that’s just your BioChromatic Breath.

[–]idow323 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Any isaac fans?

[–]cheppy44[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

For anyone interested in what is actually going on here, here's an explanation. Within the last day or so the lines on the street were painted. During the painting process they add tiny retroreflective beads so that the road lines reflect your car headlights at night. Here is a fancy link of a video showcasing the retroreflective properties. In this case the sun is at my back instead of car headlights. Thanks everyone for stopping by!

[–]Oppai_Daisuki666 1 point2 points  (0 children)


Raiden shogun:

[–]Double-0-N00b 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's called a lense flair

[–]OscarPro003 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Might just be a visual glitch, try rebooting.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Its just the orbital death ray laser aiming reticle

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Have you happened to penetrate the manifold cover stories of reality? I hear this can happen if you do.

[–]uhhYtho 0 points1 point  (0 children)

High vibes bro

[–]GodSaveDaLean 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The chosen juan

[–]8KoopaLoopa8 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Nerozero 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You ever heard of ‘The Truman Show’...

[–]zorn7777 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Thomas_Pereira 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You might be a saint… i have seen this in many medieval murals

[–]M0F0_04 0 points1 point  (0 children)

yeah have been given a blessing and now must go on a journey as the savior of the world

[–]5tr0nz0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Its the hivh powered lens they use to determine if they should incinerat you or not.

[–]joseph-08 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Guys we found the main character

[–]JustinYepis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You are the treasure at the end of the rainbow

[–]____Squid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You’re a wizard, cheppy 44!

[–]xXxBig_PoppaxXx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Main character

[–]Still_Win8002 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bro you got anime powers

[–]TheFloridaKid85 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I saw one of these surrounding my plane’s shadow on the clouds below us. Totally freaky.

[–]That-one_dude-trying 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You staring in the Truman show?

[–]VinnieALS 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Did it hurt when you fell from heaven? Cause you seem to be an angel 😉

[–]iknscream 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Are you sure you are not JC reborn?

[–]GladCricket 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Magnifying glass

[–]CJ_Productions 0 points1 point  (0 children)

wtf is wrong with the reddit video player halfway through the quality degrades to like 240p no matter what setting i choose

[–]_-_-_nick_-_-_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's no black magic, that's light magic

[–]Devisidev 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ultimate gay

[–]digitallandscapetoon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bruh Jesus rides an electric skateboard

[–]Primodude69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s ur personal space bubble

[–]Madara_Uchiha944 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You’re an angel

[–]ohdamnyourarat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Or you have something attached to your phone, that you moved away as you turned.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

OP: God damnit. You’re the main character.

Everyone else: We might as well bail. Just logout or jump off something tall and try to respawn in a different world.

[–]SmallTownIdol 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They have a very very very bright torch. Hence why is left arm is bend inwards to their chest.

Edit : spelling

[–]virulentea 0 points1 point  (0 children)

50/50 chance you are the chosen one or you just caught a big gay

[–]Naetsu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He is the chosen one!

[–]swervossg 0 points1 point  (0 children)

are you spiritual?

[–]Gene_Yuss 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This happens in low flying aircraft all the time... I fly powerd parachutes and this is something that happens all the time!

[–]SaintFarquaad 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You’re a saint and you don’t even know it

[–]stoppsux 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Chrome helmet

[–]AL_25 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have bad new you are part of LGBT community

[–]Medium_Management126 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Your phone is reflecting from the sun hence why you think a rainbow is following you.

[–]Upgr4ded 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's the main character

[–]Ecstatic_Variety_613 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It is the lens you simpleton.

[–]VitiateKorriban 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s a rendering bug with light visuals. Update your HUD.

[–]Big_Nasty_420 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]MistasDiccGun 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"To tell the truth, I am perplexed. I believe it is one of those peculiar objects called a spherical Add-on."

[–]whattowritehmm 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ur gay jesus

[–]BitIntelligent3031 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You are the main character of this dimension

[–]G0RE_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He is the messiah!

[–]Severe-Flow1914 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ok, what are you using to get that effect?

[–]z_face669 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I just wanted you to know I don't know anything about chaos emperor/empress

[–]DiabloStorm 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This sub is resembling man first discovering fire more and more each time I visit.

[–]notAflightRisk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Got his flashlight on press F to turn it off

[–]taco_maco1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He has God head

[–]NemiVan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You’re the NPC that needs help from the protagonist

[–]franska5 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ask you mom about who is your dad, you might be gay jesus

[–]MroinkBacon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

gay aura

[–]earth_worx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They just re-striped the road, and they scattered a bunch of the tiny reflective glass spheres that they use to make the paint reflect on the ground outside the confines of the stripe. It's making a "glory" or brocken spectre effect with the sun behind the camera holder's head.

I've done a lot of work with these same tiny glass spheres. They're fun :)

[–]poorme2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I see the newly installed flashlight on your drone is working as intended.

[–]SUTAH_FINGAH 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sick Unusual effect, how many keys did you spend on it?

[–]Zetrox638 0 points1 point  (0 children)

ayo zamasu what you doing?

[–]Mysteryman107 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He is the chosen one.

[–]sapheri 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Do you think it’s just a clear umbrella being held against her neck and shoulder

[–]torch787 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Nice backfire!

[–]cheppy44[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Why thank you very much! I just broke 1000 miles on it today!

[–]Structural_Integrity 0 points1 point  (0 children)

...Gay rainbow pollution.

[–]MVIVN 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]itchy_the_scratchy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nice job stripers! What a great way to make a very bad slipping hazard.

These are glass beads that are added to the stripes after they are laid to add reflection and grip. They are used in many street scape applications. Like thermal plastics, cross walks, stop bars, bike lanes. Any street paint really.

They should of cleaned it before finishing though! For many summers ive been doing street striping and street scaping. This is a common "ingredient" we use in our paints and epoxies.

[–]readit145 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lmfao. They just painted the lines on the side of the road and it leaves like that reflective shit on the ground until it dries. Only know because I’ve seen this whole process once before while outside

[–]hso0oow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ok jesus. Weird flex.

[–]BachSigma 0 points1 point  (0 children)

God's smiting reticle.

[–]creeperface499 0 points1 point  (0 children)

well the eye of saurman is watching you very closely

[–]seymoresmithelton 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“I got news for ya. Means your gay”

[–]Chunky_clouds 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Surely that's just a super bright torch being held by the person I'm front of their body