Education Observations Rainbow

What Makes a Rainbow?

  • By AMS Staff
  • Jun 23, 2021

Rainbows occupy an important place in mythology, culture, and language all over the world. They also helped inspire advances in physics, mathematics, and understanding the nature of light!

Technically, you can only see a rainbow when the sun is behind your head and drops of water are in the air. The water drops might be from a rain shower, a waterfall, or even the spray from a water gun. Explore the infographic below for more rainbow facts. 

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