Fun Facts About Rainbow: Things You Never Knew About Rainbows

Do you know what Rainbow actually is? Before starting with fun facts about Rainbows, let us have a quick discussion of Rainbows! A rainbow is a meteorological phenomenon caused by reflection, refraction, and dispersion of light in water droplets resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky. It takes the form of a multi-colored circular arc and caused by sunlight that appears in the section of the sky directly opposite the sun. Rainbows can be observed whenever there are water drops in the air and sunlight shining from behind the observer at a low altitude angle. Now, I will tell you some fun facts about the rainbow which make you stop at any point without moving!

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A Rainbow arc is a 42-degree angle that starts from the opposite direction of the sun. (Fun fact: 5)

Most of us love the magical moment of a rainbow whenever it appears in the sky, and the most interesting fact about a rainbow is the magical colors VIBGYOR ( Violet, Indigo, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red) which are cool kid facts! Introducing Fun Facts About Rainbows.

Have a glance at the most interesting and funny facts about rainbow, rainbow myths and facts, how are rainbows formed, bad things about rainbows and many more:

“It takes sunshine and rain to make a rainbow. There would be no rainbows without sunshine and rain.”

 Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
How are rainbows formed

Fun Facts About Rainbow

  1. How are rainbows formed? Rainbows are considered as nature’s gift and form when light shines through water, like when the sun shines through the rain. Then the light is bent and reflected, like a reflection in a mirror, and this causes all of the stunning colors that you see in the sky.
  2. The word Rainbow comes from the Latin word arcus pluvius, that meaning “rainy arch.”It was believed that rainbows were a path created by the goddess of the rainbow, that link us to the immortals
  3. Do you know that the Greek epic poet Homer believed that Rainbows were made of a single color? That is Purple!
  4. A Rainbow happens when rain occurs in one part of the sky and sunny in part. Interesting Right?
  5. A Rainbow arc is a 42-degree angle that starts from the opposite direction of the sun. Thus, it makes rainbows Curvy.
  6. There is another kind of Rainbow, Moonbows rainbows that occur when the moon’s light reflects through the raindrop.
  7. One of the Rainbow myths and fact is a rainbow doesn’t even actually exist because it is not an object it is an optical phenomenon that is why two people don’t see the same rainbow!
  8. Do you know when double rainbows occur? It occurs when light bounces inside the water droplet more than once before escaping, the spectrum of the second arch. Sometimes you may also see third or fourth rainbows!
  9. Two people cannot see the same rainbow because a person standing next to you is standing in a slightly different place and sees the rainbow differently because they see different raindrops.
  10. The color in a rainbow is continuous as there are no stripes. Most of us, like to organize things, including colors, to make sense of them.
  11. When the sun is lower, the rainbow appears higher in the sky. A most interesting fact about a rainbow is we only see a semi-circle rainbow but from very high-up like on an airplane you can have a complete view of the rainbow!
  12. Any rainbow you see will be centered around the back of your head, out of your eyes, and finally ends at the shadow of your head on the ground.
  13. Another fun fact about a rainbow is you can’t see rainbows in the winter because in the winter raindrops freeze into snowflakes so fewer raindrops fall.
  14. Do you have any idea where can you see more rainbows? You can see more rainbows in tropical locations and by waterfalls.
  15. Most people don’t know that rainbows are possible only on the planet Earth, in the solar system.
  16. According to Greek Mythology, the Rainbow is a path between heaven and earth, and there are different beliefs about rainbows in ancient times.
  17. Another, amazing fact about Rainbow is it can be seen not just in the rain but also in the mist, spray, fog, and dew.
  18. In a water droplet, light can be reflected very rarely say 3-4 times.
  19. During the Renaissance civilization, rainbows are of four colors is Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow.
  20. Do you know red rainbows are also called monochrome rainbows? Those are formed after rainfall during sunrise or sunset.
  21. Each hue blends into the next without a hard boundary, as there is no set number of colors in a rainbow.
  22. The longest observed rainbow lasted for nearly 9 hours and was seen over Sheffield, England on March 14, 1994.
  23. Still, now it is believed that rainbows are the universal symbol of peace and harmony.
  24. Red Rainbows are a rare variation of rainbows.
  25. Do you know the ideal place for the formation of rainbows? The moist atmosphere of Titan, Saturn’s moon is ideal for the formation of a rainbow.
  26. Rainbows are rarely seen during noontime
  27. You cannot take the complete view of a rainbow in one frame, it seems difficult to capture the complete semicircle of a rainbow in one frame.
  28. How are Cloud Rainbows form? Cloud Rainbows form from small water droplets in clouds and damp air, rather than from raindrops!
  29. Fire rainbows have nothing to do with rainbows, and more accurately known as circum- horizontal arcs, that appear horizontally and are another product of high-altitude ice crystals refracting light.
  30. Perception varies according to individuals, and it depends on expectations! You know that Aristotle wrote only colors in the rainbow, that is red, green, and violet.
  31. Most of the researchers think about why our brains divide the bow’s spectrum into distinct bands? The exact mechanism for seeing stripes, and whether it’s purely in the brain or also in the eye, remains unknown.
  32. After Sir Isaac Newton, in the 17th century, perceived colors in a rainbow to notes on a Western musical scale, and then the European scientists agree that there were seven colors of rainbows.
  33. A most interesting fact is Rainbows are actually circles but they look like arches when we view them from the ground level.
  34. We enjoy and admire rainbows because of the magical moment and are made up of amazing colors that inspire poets, artists, and songs.
  35. There are many rainbow myths and facts, one of them is people say that there is an end to a rainbow! But practically, there is no end even though they look like an arch to us or an upside-down letter U but rainbows are actually full circles!
  36. One of the bad things about rainbows is you cannot see the same view as the person standing next to you! Perception varies, everyone can’t see a rainbow the similar way as you do!

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