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anonymous

  • 4 years ago

Why is the rainbow round?

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  1. JamesJ
    • 4 years ago
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    It's a bit complicated, but not that bad. Have a look at this ... start about 3 minutes in and skip the intro. http://collegerama.tudelft.nl/mediasite/SilverlightPlayer/Default.aspx?peid=9bee2ac3d4014deba0a96e4301b9c9351d

  2. JamesJ
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    The video is the long answer and is worth watching. The short answer is rainbows are the result of the internal reflection of light in water droplets. If you draw the path of how light reflected in water droplets reaches your eye to form a rainbow, the only way that can happen is if the rainbow is round.

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