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February 9, 2009

 

Double rainbow over lake

Why Are Rainbows Curved?

The narrow range of angles at which the colors are reflected is the key to why rainbows must be curved.

February 4, 2009

 

Ghostly fogbow over ocean

A Rainbow’s Ghostly Cousin

Fogbows are created in much the same way as normal rainbows are. The main difference is the size of the water droplets which affect the light's refraction.

January 22, 2006

 

prism

See the Heat

Do all of those bands of color have the same temperature?

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