Rainbow Facts – That Will Stir Your Curiosity

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You must have seen the rainbow but may not know the interesting facts about it. Read my article further to dive into the interesting details.

Interesting Facts About Rainbow :

  •  A rainbow is nothing but a multi-colored arc that forms in the sky.
  • You may have seen a rainbow in the sky, but you don’t know when a rainbow is formed. A rainbow forms when it rains in one part of the sky and is sunny in the other.
  • The rainbow colors are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.
  • The rainbow is more visible when the sun is less, and the rainbow is less visible in the sky when the sun is more.
  • Rainbows usually appear after rainstorms.
  • Rainbows are not possible on every planet in the solar system. Earth is the only planet in the solar system where a rainbow is possible.
  •  It is challenging to photograph a complete semicircle of a rainbow in just one frame.
  • Rainbows are rarely seen at noon.
  • A 42-degree angle starting from the opposite direction of the sun is the rainbow arch.
  • The rainbow was first used as a symbol of the gay movement in 1978 when the drag queen displayed the rainbow flag.
  • Moonbows rainbow occurs when a raindrop reflects moonlight.
  • A serpent representing the rainbow has been found in 10,000-year-old Australian rock art.
  • Sometimes the rainbow is used in Buddhism to represent the state, which is reached before attaining Nirvana.
  • Usually, you will see only one rainbow but rainbow doubles, triangles and quadrilaterals can also appear.
  • From the ground, the rainbow looks like an arch but in reality it is a circle.
  • From the aircraft, you can see the full circle rainbow.
  • You can’t see the rainbow in winter.
  • You will see more rainbows in tropical places and through waterfalls.
  • The rainbow is a bridge between heaven and earth according to greek mythology.
  • Rainbows can be seen not only in the rain but also in the fog, mist, spray and dew.
  • In ancient times the Chinese believed that a goddess threw stones into the sky, and as a result, there were cracks in the rainbow.
  • In some Meso-American cultures, rainbows are considered bad omens, so they hide children when the rainbow appears.
  • Generally, the radius of a rainbow is a 42°, but the radius of a Titan Rainbow would be about 49°.
  • Red rainbow is also called “Monochrome Rainbow”, and it is rarely seen.
  • When light bounces inside the water droplet more than once, then the double rainbows occur.
  • The world’s longest rainbow was spotted on March 14, 1994, in Sheffield, England.
  • Rene Descartes first realized in 1637 that rainbow occurs when sunlight is divided into different colours by raindrops.
  • The universal symbol of peace and harmony is rainbow.
  • Supernumerary rainbows are also called stacker Rainbows.
  • When half of the sky is cloudy and dark, that condition is the best condition to observe the rainbow.

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