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Leah Hohm

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What causes rainbows to form?
By Leah Hohm

The color of rainbows
Most people see sunlight as white. It is actually made up of several colors: Red, orange,yellow,green,blue, and violet. Each of these colors have a different wave length. When sunlight hits a raindrop, the drop acts as a prism and basically bends the sunlight in another direction reflecting the colors to form multiple bands with the colors of sunlight on them.
Shape

Each wave length in sunlight bends at a different angles so when the sunlight separates into different bands,the sunlight hits the raindrop, reflecting it back to the sun to form a circle. All rainbows are actually circles but because of the horizon, you are only able to see half of the full rainbow circle.
Why rainbows form when they do
For a rainbow to form, there had to be sunlight and millions of rain droplets, therefor it has to be rainy/wet and sunny. The closer to sunset or sunrise, the better. For a rainbow to form, the sun has to be at a 42 degree angle so when the sun is at a 90 degree angle (between 9 am and 6 pm) you shouldn't expect to see a rainbow.
What is a rainbow?
Bibliography
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A rainbow is an arc of colored bands formed on the sky by reflection of sunlight drops of rain or mist or a arc formed in a spray of water.
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