NEW YORK (PIX11) — After the rain comes the rainbow. New Yorkers were treated to a stunning display Monday evening.

After a storm passed through New York City, the clouds cleared and a perfect rainbow arched over the World Trade Center and Lower Manhattan skyline. The spectacular sight took place as New Yorkers marked 22 years since the Sept. 11 terror attack on the World Trade Center.

Many people who spotted the rainbow took to social media to express their awe.

“The rainbow over Manhattan hit different tonight on the 22nd anniversary of 9/11 🤍 🌈 🙏🏼🇺🇸,” one person posted.

“911Anniversary Rest In Peace to all the loved ones lost. And Love & Light to all those reliving this trauma annually. Blessings,” another person posted.

“A rainbow has just formed at the World Trade Center site on the 22nd anniversary of the September 11th attacks #911Anniversary #NeverForget #NYwx,” another person posted.

A rainbow over New York City on Sept. 11, 2023. (credit: PIX11)

Lauren Cook is a digital journalist who has covered local news in the New York City area for over a decade. She has been with PIX11 since 2020. See more of her work here and follow her on Twitter.