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  1. This is Not a Rainbow(by minutephysics)

    This is Not a Rainbow(by minutephysics)

    I'll do a small poem above his one: Roses are red, Violets are blue. As for the rainbow, we have no clue. But @minutephysics is such a good dude. He told us one thing that's always true: Purple in a rainbow is just a supernumerary hue. THE END
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    B Strange Light Phenomenon

    Hi ladies and gents! I'm new to the physics community and completely useless in the subject area, however I am extremely interested in physics. After turning off the television just now I noticed something odd. There is a big mirror behind the bed, and the television is on the wall in front...
  3. AngularMomentum

    Presentation about Roger Bacon (rainbows)

    I need to give a presentation about roger bacon (the guy who said that rainbows form at a 42 degree angle). It's hard to find information about his study of rainbows so if anyone knows something about it I'll be grateful.
  4. Likith D

    Why is rainbow VIBGYOR?

    I got to know 'bout primary colors Even after knowing that red, green and blue can bring infinite color combination; why do we still 'violet', 'indigo', 'yellow' and 'orange' as a part of the colors of rainbow while there are also different other colors between any two of them which are not...
  5. Likith D

    Can I curve a rainbow?

    We get a "naturally curved" rainbow in nature but while trying to mimic a rainbow in lab, we don't see a curved one......... Can't we use the same reason that happens in nature to curve our lab-rainbow
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    Questions about rainbows

    I'm interested in rainbows. I'm talking about good old fashioned arc/halo rainbows like those you see in the sky. Sometimes you see rainbows from lawn sprinklers. How small would the smallest rainbow arc conceivably possible to view be? Could I make a rainbow at night using a sprinkler with a...
  7. gauss44

    Why does or doesn't a rainbow form?

    When light enters some pieces of glass from the air, such as a magnifying glass or window, rainbows usually don't form. But when light enters a prism, rainbows form. Why do rainbows form in the prism, but not in the magnifying glass or window? (This is my own personal curiosity and because I...