Weather and optics: How do rainbows form?

by 1389 on May 30, 2014

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How Do Rainbows Form?

Published on May 14, 2014 by SciShow
SciShow explains how three important ingredients — sunlight, water, and you — interact to create the illusion of a rainbow. The colorful details are inside!
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Sources:
http://scienceline.ucsb.edu/getkey.php?key=1542
http://science.howstuffworks.com/nature/climate-weather/storms/rainbow2.htm
http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/refrn/Lesson-4/Rainbow-Formation
http://wwwp.cord.edu/faculty/manning/physics215/studentpages/genamahlen.html
http://van.physics.illinois.edu/qa/listing.php?id=2195

Over the Rainbow: How DOUBLE Rainbows Form

Published on May 29, 2014 by SciShow
Take a look… A VERY special guest, LeVar Burton, explains how Double Rainbows are formed.

Link to the Kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/readingrainbow/bring-reading-rainbow-back-for-every-child-everywh

Additional Credits:
Lou Winkler – Camera Operator (Missoula Unit)
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Sources:
http://atmo.tamu.edu/weather-and-climate/weather-whys/695-double-rainbows
http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2279/what-causes-double-rainbows
http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/what-is-a-double-rainbow-1/33889
http://www.waow.com/story/12510144/how-do-double-rainbows-form
http://epod.usra.edu/blog/2011/05/alexanders-dark-band-and-double-rainbow.html
http://www.atoptics.co.uk/rainbows/adband.htm
http://www.livescience.com/22218-how-twinned-rainbows-form.html
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120806151415.htm
http://www.atoptics.co.uk/rainbows/twin1.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15197774
http://photoblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2011/10/05/8173218-whoa-its-a-quadruple-rainbow
http://www.atoptics.co.uk/rainbows/primary.htm
http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/atmos/supnum.html

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