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Invisible Rainbows: Secrets of the Sky's Most Colorful Phenomena

  • By Lourdes B. Avilés, Ph.D.
  • Jul 13, 2023

Lourdes B. Avilés, Ph.D.

Rainbows captivate us with their colorful beauty, formed by sunlight interacting with raindrops. Double rainbows and the dark band between arcs add to the excitement. Primary rainbows feature red on top, while the secondary rainbow displays fainter, inverted colors, and occasionally, pastel-colored supernumeraries enchant our sight. Rainbows hold hidden wonders, even for those familiar with their formation, inspiring us since ancient times.

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