The Beauty of Rainbows




The Beauty of Rainbows


Have you ever wondered if there is a pot of gold at the end of a
rainbow? Maybe you have or maybe you\'ve even tried to find it. In this article
you will find out how rainbows are formed, the colors in a rainbow, and other
interesting facts about rainbows.
First of all a rainbow is a curve of colored light which is seen in the
sky. Rainbows can be seen in moonlight or in artificial light. They are caused
by the sun shining through tiny drops of water in the air. A rainbow\'s
brightness depends on how large the drops are. The larger the drops are the
brighter the rainbow will be.
Many people think that a rainbow is only made of six colors, but it is
really make of seven. The colors in order are red, orange, yellow, green, blue,
indigo, and violet. A primary rainbow is a rainbow with red on the outside and
violet on the inside. The largest rainbow visible to observers on land is a
semicircle, but many times you can only see half of a semicircle. If you were
in a plane or helicopter you might be able to see a full circle rainbow.
You may or may not believe there is gold at the end of a rainbow, but
the beauty itself is worth alot. Hopefully this article has answered some of
your questions and got you interested in rainbows. For more information you may
check out books at you local library.