Many of us spend New Year’s Day searching for signs that might give us an idea of how the year is going to shape up. And this year we were treated to a double rainbow over Baltimore. Is 2012 going to be Baltimore’s year?

Several enthusiastic people uploaded pictures of the optical phenomenon to Facebook, including Baltimore artist and musician Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez, who stitched together this composite image of the entire primary arc. A bit of the secondary rainbow is visible on the right.

composite panoramic image of double rainbow