5 Interesting Facts About Rainbows

Ashley | 07 - 28 - 2022
Facts about rainbow

Rainbows are the first color that infants recognize, and they get excited whenever they see one. The optical illusion created by the sun, rain, and your eyes. Rainbows are reflected when sunlight strikes raindrops.

What’s special about rainbows?
The rainbow itself is unique. We don’t get to see each other every day. It only happens once in a blue moon. Everyone, regardless of age, wishes to see this in person whenever it visits the ground. Because of the variety of colors, this is especially appealing to children.

Never end rainbow
A rainbow is just a reflection of sunlight.
Light bounces off of the raindrops at an angle of 40 degrees for a red light and 42 degrees for blue light. As you move away from the rainbows, it follows you to places where you can’t catch them.

What is the shape of the rainbow?
  • A. Circle
  • B. Rectangle
  • C. Semi-circle
  • D. Cone

The shape of the complete rainbow
Rainbows are full circle. When you fly in an airplane sometimes you can see a circular rainbow. People from the ground can only see the semi-circle.
A ‘glory’ is a full circle rainbow. A glory is an optical phenomenon that looks like small, circular rainbows of interlocking colors.

Where does the rainbow is found?
With the resources and scientific technology, we have studies that say that rainbows are only found on planet earth. There is no other planet that has liquid water on its surface or enough water in its atmosphere to cause rain.

Longest rainbow
The average duration of the rainbow is less than 60 minutes only, but very rarely it may prolong for many hours, incidents and evidence show how it looks. It was discovered in 2017 by a student and professor at a Chinese culture university. The longest duration was discovered in Taiwan, China, at 8 hours and 58 minutes.

It is not the same for everyone
It is said that even two persons standing parallelly cannot see rainbows in the same or more accurate way. This is due to the fact that a rainbow has no physical presence, it is a purely optical phenomenon and its appearance. Its precise shape, arc, and width of its color bands will vary slightly.

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