It's been said the bigger the storm the brighter the rainbow. The coronavirus is the biggest storm this country has seen but the rainbows are even bigger thanks to one New York mom.

Kristyn Dayter is a dental assistant who is in quarantine with her husband and 7 month-old son in Scotia, New York. She started the 518 Rainbow Hunt as a fun way to get outdoors with your family and be socially distant.

What began as a request to put rainbows in windows and share photos so those in the neighborhood could look for rainbows has turned into a nationwide hunt after going viral.

Photo Credit - Andrea Macri
Photo Credit - Andrea Macri
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Photo Credit - Eric Gofmanas
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Kids are getting creative, using everything from chairs, toys and stuffed animals to their hands.

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Photo Credit - Linda Travis
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Photo Credit - Jessica Montone
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Photo Credit - Lindsay Mari
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Photo Credit - Bridget Daley Burns
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Adults are being inventive too.

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Photo Credit - Erin Grace
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Homes are lit in rainbow colors

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Photo Credit - Shayna Mcg
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Photo Credit - Judene Palmer Bascue
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Businesses are jumping on board.

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Photo Credit - Stephanie Wilson Krause
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The pets are getting involved.

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Photo Credit - Jennifer Rozines Roy
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Photo Credit - Adelaida Rivera
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It's not just on homes. Rainbows can be seen on street signs.

Photo Credit - Gayle Himmelstein Abrams
Photo Credit - Gayle Himmelstein Abrams
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On bridge overpasses.

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Photo Credit - Anne Burger
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In the woods.

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Photo Credit - Nicki McCormick Einhorn
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Rainbows have spread out of 518, with pictures coming in from not only across the country, but from around the world. "To see where it started and where it is now is mind blowing," says Dayter.

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Worldwide Rainbow Hunt

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Join the 518 Rainbow Hunt on Facebook and add your rainbow to the Rainbow Tracking Map.

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