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What is a rainbow made of?when is it visible???

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Asked by Stella, 02 Nov '07 09:45 pm
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Whatever your eyes see it as. Its made of nothing but an optical illusion
Answered by Saj Sierra, 18 Nov '07 07:22 pm

 
  
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A rainbow is made of seven colours. It is actually white sunlight viewed after refraction and dispersion when it passes from air to water and back to air again. Dispersion causes the white light to split up into its constituent colours.
Answered by joyoti sen, 02 Nov '07 09:49 pm

 
  
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A rainbow is an optical and meteorological phenomenon that causes a nearly continuous spectrum of light to appear in the sky when the Sun shines onto droplets of moisture in the Earth's atmosphere. It takes the form of a multicoloured arc, with red on the outside and violet on the inside. A double rainbow includes a second, fainter, arc with colors in the opposite order.

The rainbow has a place in legend due to its beauty and the difficulty in explaining the phenomenon before the work of Descartes in the 17th century (although, as mentioned above, Theodoric of Freiburg had given a satisfactory explanation in the 13th century.)

In Greek mythology, the rainbow was considered to be a path made by a messenger (Iris) between Earth and Heaven. In Chinese mythology, the rainbow was a slit in the sky sealed by Goddess Nwa using stones of five different colours. In Hindu mythology, the rainbow is called Indradhanush, meaning the bow of Indra, the God of lightning and thunder. In Norse Myt ...more
Answered by raja, 02 Nov '07 09:54 pm

 
  
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Natural phenomena
Answered by anil garg, 28 Nov '09 08:48 pm

 
  
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Rainbow made of RAIN WE CAN SEE IT IN RANI SEASON.
Answered by HAJIIMRAN, 27 Jul '08 11:37 am

 
  
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Http://www.eo.ucar.edu/rainbows/
visit the page.
Answered by Ashok kumar, 02 Nov '07 09:47 pm

 
  
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Reflection of sun rays thro dizzle
Answered by veeravenkata satyanarayana, 02 Nov '07 09:47 pm

 
  
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