Environmental Appreciation – Interesting Facts about Rainbows

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The sight of a colorful rainbow is powerful enough to lighten the hearts of the grouchiest of souls. The playful round of colors and the mystical way in which it appears is truly awe-worthy. Read on to learn a few interesting facts about them..

Interesting Facts about Rainbows:

  • Rainbows are formed by the reflection and refraction of light and water in the atmosphere.
  • Rainbows are full-circle entities, however, they appear to be in the shape of an arc because most of us view them from the ground.
  • Rainbows can be seen with our eyes but not touched with our hands.
  • Double rainbows are formed when the light reflects twice.
  • The primary colors of the rainbow are red, green, orange, yellow, indigo and violet.
  • Rainbows have deep roots in folklore and legend, the most popular being that there is a pot of gold laying at the end of every rainbow guarded by a naughty leprechaun.