If i could catch a rainbow,
I would just do it for you
And share with you it’s beauty,
On the days you are feeling Blue.
Rainbows are nature’s optical illusion.
It’s not possible unfortunately to catch a rainbow. They are not objects and are not located at specific distance from the observer that one can physically approach.
Rainbows stems from an optical illusion caused by any water droplets viewed from a
certain angle relative to a light source.
They are user-specific and everyone sees a different rainbow.
The monochrome rainbow
Not all rainbows that occur in nature are multicolored. Under specific
atmospheric conditions, one can spot the Mono-chrome rainbow i.e It has
only one color.
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A Moonbow / Lunar rainbow /White rainbow is a
rainbow produced by light reflected off the surface of the moon (as
opposed to direct sunlight) refracting off of moisture-laden clouds in
the atmosphere / from waterfalls.
Each of your eyes sees a different rainbow.
Just as no two people see exactly the same rainbow, even if they’re
standing next to each other, the few inches between your eyes make a
difference in what you are viewing.
There is no color- indigo ( sort of )
One can distinguish almost all colors in a rainbow but Indigo.
Legend has it that Newton
included indigo because he felt that there should be seven rather than six colors in a rainbow due to his strong religious beliefs.
Origins of ‘Iris’
The Greeks and Romans thought a rainbow was the path made
by Iris, the goddess of the rainbow, between heaven and earth, linking
gods with humans. “Rainbow” in Latin is arcus iris or arcus pluvius, a “rainy arch”.
The iris of the eye is named after her, because of its
Greeks used the word “iris” to describe any coloured circle, such as
the “eye” of a peacock’s tail. The flower called iris gets its name from
the Greek, as does the chemical iridium (Ir), compounds of which are
highly coloured. Iris is also the root of “iridescent”.
Place a linear polarizer over the camera whilst capturing a rainbow and you get pulsating rainbows.
Double Rainbows/ Multiple Rainbows
A double rainbow is a phenomenon in which two rainbows appear. They are caused by a double reflection of sunlight inside the raindrops. Similarly multiple rainbows are a possibility as well.
Observe that the colors in the second rainbow are inverted because the light is reflected twice inside the water droplet
Viral Double Rainbow Video
This video of a man witnessing a double rainbow for the first time went viral, featuring on numerous popular talk shows. Pure ecstasy!
The full rainbow
Whilst standing on earth, we see rainbows as magical arcs across the sky, but rainbows are full circles. The bottom part of the full circle is usually blocked by the horizon.
Pilots however do not face this difficulty. Under the right sky conditions, pilots are spectators to one of nature’s most beautiful spectacles – The full rainbow.
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
Have a great day!