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Rainbows

RAINBOWS COLOR & LIGHT Green Blue Yellow In 1800, William Herschel's prism experiment proved that invisible forms In 1672, Isaac Newton divided the visible spectrum into seven colors. of light existed. 100 The number of colors most humans can distinguish in a spectrum. INSIDE A RAINDROP White light enters a raindrop from one direction, reflects & separates off the back of the raindrop, then fans out as it leaves. 42° light in > < light out VARIATIONS Double Sunlight reflects twice inside a raindrop. As a result the second reflection inverts the colors for the second bow. Twinned You will notice arcs, split from a single base. Colors of the second bow will appear in the same order. 5th & 6th Order Look for a wide/less bright rainbow. Light is able to bounce at least 5 times inside the droplets. Space Rainbows? To infinity and.. Titan, apparently. It has been suggested that rainbows might exist on Saturn's moon “Titan." For more Weather Infographics visit wunderground.com/weather-infographics wi WEATHER UNDERGROUND Indigo Violet Red Orange

Rainbows

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Learn about light separation and different rainbow variations in the Rainbows infographic by Weather Underground.

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Weather Underground

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Jerimiah Brown

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Science
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