A beautiful rainbow that started at the World Trade Center and then arched over the rest of New York City emerged on Thursday, the day before the 14th anniversary of 9/11.
According to WSBTV, the rainbow first appeared at around 8 a.m. as rain fell down around New York City. And in between these showers, Ben Sturner, a Founder and CEO of Leverage Agency and Manhattan Sports Business Academy, spotted the rainbow, which he then captured and uploaded to his Twitter account.
You can check out some of the pictures that he captured of the rainbow here:
— Ben Sturner (@leverageagency) September 10, 2015
The above images appear to show the rainbow starting at the World Trade Center, which was opened earlier this year. And because of the beauty and timing of the pictures, people across the world wide web soon started to share the images in their droves.
Previously, the Twin Towers stood in this spot between 1973 and 2001. They fell on September 11, 2001, after planes being flown by terrorists crashed into each tower, resulting in the deaths of 2,606 people inside the buildings.
Tomorrow marks the 14th anniversary of these attacks, and a number of memorials and services of remembrance are planned to mark the occasion.
Ben Sturner wasn’t the only individual to capture the rainbow in the same picture as the World Trade Center. You can check out a variety of other pictures below.
— Tracey K. DeVito (@Traceyk224) September 10, 2015
Spectacular double rainbow gracing the WTC, just one day prior to 14th Anniversary. Photo by flokradd via Instagram pic.twitter.com/xP0c3sE0Nj — The NYC Firestore (@FirestoreNYC) September 10, 2015
— Zeb Dropkin ☯ (@zeb) September 10, 2015
While other pictures just celebrated the mere sight of a rainbow alongside the New York skyline.
— Inga Sarda-Sorensen (@isardasorensen) September 10, 2015
— Michelle Franzen (@MichelleFranzen) September 10, 2015
— Luca Marfé (@marfeluca) September 10, 2015
— Alex Joseph (@BSALJO) September 10, 2015