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Raindrop: A Short Story



Young Goodman Brown caught hold of a tree for support, being ready to sink down on the Raindrop: A Short Story, faint and overburdened with the heavy sickness of his heart. Honorable mention goes out Raindrop: A Short Story robyn corumlyenochka and Jannypan Jan. Lancellot is an Raindrop: A Short Story and Raindrop: A Short Story reviewer, and he earned a Quality Seal Raindrop: A Short Story awarded Wilsons Fourteen Points a Raindrop: A Short Story 1 Pro status. In second place finished Impatience by humpwhistle, Raindrop: A Short Story Dreams by Ulla and It's twenty twenty by ameen We are happy Raindrop: A Short Story announce that Choices Changing The Future In Shakespeares Romeo And Juliet winner of the Reviewing Contest is lightink. Congratulations, Robyn! Congratulations go out to Sally Law. Peace Gifts has won the contest Poetry. Don't miss Raindrop: A Short Story upcoming class on Essay On Women In The Great Gatsby.

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So here, a few days late, is Lennon performing one of his greatest songs, "Instant Karma. I had a great conversation with the always amiable John Siuntres of the long-running Word Balloon podcast. You can watch it below. Now it can be told! Peter and Mary Jane have headed off to Portland to have their baby and live happily ever after while, in New York, our titular hero is taking his first steps toward building a new life as both Ben Reilly and Spider-Man.

But it's not going to be easy! So happy to be returning to the Spiderverse for this wonderful project. You can find some teaser art below. Justice League Infinity 3 hits the shops tomorrow—and our story kicks into high gear with the introduction of Earth-D's Justice Alliance and a shocking turn of events involving Wonder Woman. You can read a short preview below. No, not the Terry Gilliam movie. Posted: Feb 2, The story that was the highest ranked post was Edderkopp by tfawcus. The Seal of Quality Committee is proud and very honored to announce the presentation of a Quality Seal to tfawcus for his creative and extraordinary Wreath of Sicilian Sonnets, Midnight Echoes.

The committee requests all FanStory members to please spend some time reading the exceptional work of this most talented writer. Congratulations, Tony, on this outstanding recognition for your remarkable Wreath of Sonnets. Congratulations goes out to easyeverett. In second place finished Armchair Travel by Anne Johnston. In third place finished Tactile Emotions by Y. In second place finished One Napkin Away by Mrs. KT and Magic moments by Sanku. Congratulations goes out to L. Rolling Clouds has won the contest Poetry Contest.

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She also placed third in both Short Works and Poetry. That in itself demonstrates a lot of hard work. But Helen is also a tireless reviewer, giving praise and advice freely. An impressive performance in our writing community. Please be sure to extend your personal congratulations to this fine author, lyenochka! Posted: Jan 15, Congratulations goes out to fm wright. In second place finished Waiting for Me by Gloria In third place finished Holding Hands by Patty Palmer. Murder at Sleepy Hill 3 is the new Book of the Month. In second place finished Betrayal Chapter 13 by sandramitchell. In third place finished Loose Ends - by Pantygynt. Posted: Jan 12, In second place finished A humble spirit In third place finished Crystalline Lace Morns by Mrs.

Posted: Jan 11, Congratulations goes out to tfawcus. In second place finished The Big It by humpwhistle. In third place finished The Time Has Come! The Adage Whisperer is the new Story of the Month. In second place finished Niihau Island, Pt. Posted: Jan 10, Since joining FanStory in December , Boogienights has been continually active on the site contributing exceptional poetry, thorough reviews, and participating in site and member contests. Boogienights is currently ranked as the 3 poet and the 27 reviewer in this year's standings. Additionally, she has won numerous member and site contests in both poetry and short works throughout her long and active membership on FanStory.

There does not appear to be a topic that Boogienights is unwilling to attempt from self-reflections to current and historical social topics. Additionally, Boogienight's reviews are always insightful, yet supportive and positive as she shares with writers her perspective from her life experiences. Please take a few moments to not only congratulate Boogienights but enjoy her outstanding work. Posted: Jan 8, This year we have a new monthly contest. If your post gets 26 reviews it can earn All Time Best status and it will be a ranked post.

Promoting your work can raise the rank of your post all the way up to 1. If your post is ranked 1 at the end of the month you will win the contest. Check here on the first of each month to read the monthly winners. The winning authors will get a member dollar prize. Posted: Jan 3, Congratulations go out to snodlander. Saving Christmas has won the Christmas Story contest and the cash prize. Posted: Jan 2, Happy New Year!

The Rankings have begun! Congratulations go out to the trophy winners. The Top Ranked Writers of ! We've got great plans for the new year including more contests and an all new All Time Best ranking! Now your All Time Best posts will be ranked by the month. Enjoy and have a great new year! In second place finished Lisa May. Posted: Jan 1, Congratulations go out to Dolly'sPoems. To Absent Friends has won the Christmas Poetry contest and the cash prize. In second place finished Have you seen Him? Posted: Dec 30, Some words, ending in a sentence by phill doran has been rewarded a Seal of Quality. Congrats Phill! This is also the 1 ranked short story of ! The committee agrees making this the second seal earned by Phill. To request a Seal of Quality for your post using the request certificate on your writing after you promote it.

Posted: Dec 29, Congratulations go out to Dorothy Farrell. In second place finished Rain Tonight by lightink. Posted: Dec 26, Congratulations go out to humpwhistle. In third place finished ER Adventures by lyenochka. Honorable mention goes out to Pumping Awkward by GregoryCody. Posted: Dec 22, Congratulations go out to Y. Acrostic Acrobatics has won the Acrostic Poetry Contest and the cash prize. Posted: Dec 21, Congratulations go out to lyenochka. Tube Magic has won the 75 Words Flash Fiction contest and the cash prize.

In second place finished Closure by humpwhistle. Honorable mention goes out to The Cooking Show by judiverse. Posted: Dec 17, Congratulations go out to Gypsy Blue Rose. Amber and Rust Leaves has won the Poetry contest and the cash prize. Posted: Dec 15, Congratulations go out to Father Flaps. Pigeon Perks has won the True Story Flash contest and the cash prize. In second place finished A Promise Kept by roof In third place finished Embarrassed by BethShelby. Honorable mention goes out to Where Buffalo Roam by humpwhistle. Posted: Dec 12, Sally has been a member of Fanstory since August of , and is currently the 6 ranked author, 11 ranked novelist, 24 ranked poet, and 11 ranked reviewer.

That's quite an accomplishment. Her talent shines in a variety of genres, and she also shares her faith in many of her poetry and prose. She is a gracious, supportive reviewer, and also a strong encourager to all members. Sally has won numerous site and prompt contests, including Book of the Month and Story of the Month. If you've not read her work, please take the next opportunity to visit her portfolio. Congratulations, Sally! Posted: Dec 11, Congratulations go out to Judy England-McCarthy. In second place finished Getting Giddy by LisaMay. Posted: Dec 9, Congratulations go out to Sally Law. Wedding Chronicles 3 is the new Story of the Month. Posted: Dec 8, Congratulations go out to Jay Squires.

El Matador y el Toro has won the Poetry contest and the cash prize. Congratulations also go out to rspoet. It's Time is the new Poem of the Month. And please join the members of the Seal of Quality Committee in congratulating giraffmang. His exceptional fiction story, The Resolution , has been awarded a Seal of Quality. Please check out this outstanding and flawless story, along with his other work posted on FanStory. We promise his entertaining prose and poetry will make you a fan of his writing. Posted: Dec 7, In second place finished The Burden by atticus aurel. Honorable mention goes out to Ballad of the Bandana by lyenochka. Congratulations also go out to Mastery. The Assault is the new Book of the Month. In second place finished Blizzard - Christmas by Pantygynt.

In third place finished Betrayal Chapter 10 by sandramitchell. Posted: Dec 6, The committee has announced that robyn corum has won the Reviewing Contest and the cash prize. In second place finished rama devi. In third place finished Elizabeth Emerald and George Santhosh. Honorable mention goes out to lyenochka , Cynthia Adams1 , Jay Squires. Also, take a look at some of last months highlights. Posted: Dec 3, Congratulations go out to June Sargent. Morning Kiss has won the Poetry Writing contest and the cash prize. In second place finished Autumn Afternoon Romance by lyenochka. Posted: Nov 28, Congratulations go out to juliaSjames. Sacred Space has won the Poem contest and the cash prize.

In second place finished From The Heart by rosehill Wendy. Posted: Nov 23, Congratulations go out to Mrs. In Sunset's Arms has won the 20 Syllable Poem contest and the cash prize. Posted: Nov 18, Congratulations go out to Debbie Pope. In second place finished Lindisfarne by Dorothy Farrell. Honorable mention goes out to Connecting Circles by lyenochka. Posted: Nov 13, As his nom de plume might suggest, Earl is three-year veteran of the FanStory campaigns. He leans heavily toward stories of the military, and frontier adventures. These military works range from autobiographical to philosophical to humorous, and they always reflect his deep and abiding respect for service to one's country. His Western and Frontier stories are painstakingly researched, and are often populated with well-drawn, larger-than-life, fictional characters--with occasional cameos by figures of historical note to provide context.

Earl is a regular contributor to prompts and site contests, having amassed an enviable track record. He is also a prolific and helpful reviewer. His portfolio deserves a deep delve. Congratulations, Earl Corp! Posted: Nov 10, Congratulations go out to lancellot. In second place finished Crossing Over by humpwhistle. Honorable mention goes out to Reunited by lyenochka. Posted: Nov 9, Congratulations go out to Roxanna Andrews. The Victim has won the Halloween Flash Fiction contest. In third place finished The TP Trick by judiverse. Congratulations also go out to lyenochka. That's Not What I Said! Posted: Nov 8, In second place finished haiku autumn wind blows by lyenochka.

In third place finished haiku moon light reflects by Ulla and haiku scruffy cattails by Mrs. Congratulations also go out to sandramitchell. Toby the Chimney Sweep is the new Poem of the Month. In second place finished Connection by rspoet. Posted: Nov 7, Congratulations go out to sandramitchell. Betrayal Chapter 2 is the new Book of the Month. In second place finished The Shadow Knows. In third place finished Nellie Jo by thaities, Rebecca V.. Posted: Nov 6, Congratulations go out to Sugarray Hallow's Eve has won the Halloween Poetry contest and the cash prize.

In second place finished Ghouls, Ghosts, and Goblins by robyn corum. Posted: Nov 5, Congratulations go out to zanya. Dim has won the My Faith poetry contest. In second place finished Angelic Jubilation by Spangle. Posted: Nov 4, Please join the committee in congratulating Y. Roger as the Reviewer of the Month. In third place finished Cynthia Adams1. Honorable mention goes out to Jay Squires , robyn corum and lyenochka. Posted: Nov 1, Congratulations go out to Gloria. Enslaved has won the Loop Poetry Contest and the cash prize. In third place finished The Seductress by Charley Lake. Posted: Oct 30, Forward into Autumn has won the Rhyming Poem contest and the cash prize.

In second place finished Yesterday's Child by Patty Palmer. Posted: Oct 26, Sequestered has won the 20 Word Poem contest and the cash prize. Honorable mention goes out to Astonished by Gloria. Posted: Oct 20, Congratulations go out to Paul Borders. In third place finished Wrinkled by The Death. Posted: Oct 16, Congratulations go out to Daniel Ayles. In second place finished Hell Found Me in Money. Posted: Oct 13, Congratulations go out to judiverse. For Want of Shoes is the new Story of the Month. In third finished Wedding Chronicles 2 by Sally Law. Please join the Recognition Committee in celebrating juliaSjames as October's recognized writer. A member of FanStory since , Julia states that her goal in writing poetry is "to explore within, eager to share my discoveries.

In addition to writing exceptional poetry, Julia's reviews are thorough, positive, and helpful, providing keen insight and perspectives regarding the writer's craft. Please take a few moments and peruse Julia's extensive portfolio, enjoy her work, and congratulate her on her latest accomplishment. Posted: Oct 10, In second place finished Messages and the Messenger by Mastery.

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In third place finished eviction by Neonewman and Armageddon by Gloria. Posted: Sep 30, Congratulations go out to Opal Rose. The Longing has won the New Arrival Poetry contest and the cash prize. Posted: Sep 22, Congratulations go out to Sharon Haiste. Eternity has won the Word Flash Fiction contest and the cash prize. In second place finished Superpower Denied by humpwhistle. In third place finished Unseen by Wils. Posted: Sep 20, Congratulations go out to MissMerri. In second place finished Reverie of a Sunbeam by Irish Rain. In third place finished Are Stars The Scars? Posted: Sep 15, After a brief hiatus, Gypsy returned to take her place as a valued member of FanStory.

She has taught classes, won and placed in both site and member contests, and continues to flex her community spirit by sponsoring contests, and organizing a Japanese linked-poetry, multi-author Renga book. While she has written prose, Gypsy's penchant is for contemporary and traditional haiku, senryu, shadorma, sijo, and sedoka poetry among others. She is also a top-tier reviewer and has earned her place in the ranks. Please take a few moments to enjoy Gypsy's work and congratulate her on this latest accomplishment. Congratulations go out to thaities, Rebecca V. In second place finished Ashtray Memories by humpwhistle. Posted: Sep 10, Posted: Sep 8, In second place finished Grandma's Language by lyenochka.

Congratulations also go out to Gloria. Enough to Fill a Train is the new Poem of the Month. In third place finished Mother with Child by Aussie. Congratulations go out to Ulla. The Fisherman's Son- 73 is the new Book of the Month. In second place finished haiku mist blurs by juliaSjames. In third finished Haiku barren field by The Death. Congratulations also go out to January L'Angelle. The committee has announced that she has won a writing class seat. If you are interested in joining her in the Metre Class or to find out more about this class click here.

Only 2 Seats Left! We are happy to announce that the winner of the Reviewing Contest is lightink. In third place finished LisaMay. Honorable mention goes out to Y. Roger , robyn corum and Eternal Muse. Congratulations go out to tfawcus. In second place finished Measured Absurdity by Y. Roger and Inspired by lightink. Posted: Aug 28, Congratulations go out to Mary Furlong. In second place finished Kindergarten Break Time by samandlancelot. In third place finished Frankie by feinerthoughts. Posted: Aug 23, Perennial Promises has won the 5 Line Poem contest and the cash prize.

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On top of that, Rebecca is an ardent and helpful reviewer. We hope you'll all take this opportunity to acquaint yourself with this singular author's work. Posted: Aug 12, Grecian Grace has won the 15 Syllable Poem contest and the cash prize. In second place finished Manolis by S. Haley Berman. In third place finished Batter Up! Posted: Aug 11, Please join the members of the Seal of Quality Committee in congratulating giraffmang. Check out his outstanding and gripping story, along with his other work posted on FanStory. Congratulations, giraffmang! Congratulations go out to Mark Valentine.

In second place also finished Cruisus Interruptus by humpwhistle. Posted: Aug 9, Where Roses Grew is the new Poem of the Month. In third place finished Faith by kiwisteveh. Congratulations go out to The Death. Tanka autumnal leaves has won the Tanka Poetry Contest and the cash prize. Congratulations go out to Robert Zimmerman. Sign of The Times is the new Story of the Month. The Seal of Quality Committee is proud and honored to announce that humpwhistle has been awarded a Seal of Quality for his spectacular story, Terrence from the Teche.

Quite remarkably, this is his Tenth Quality Seal! Humpwhistle now entertains a Level 10 Pro designation, which appears on his profile page. Posted: Aug 2, Congratulations go out to dmt Animals unite has won the Horror Writing Contest and the cash prize. In second place finished I Survived? Please also join the committee in congratulating rama devi as the Reviewer of the Month. In second place finished lightink. Honorable mention goes out to lyenochka , Jannypan Jan and Elizabeth Emerald. It intersects the normal rainbow at the horizon, and its arc reaches higher in the sky, with its centre as high above the horizon as the normal rainbow's centre is below it.

Reflection bows are usually brightest when the sun is low because at that time its light is most strongly reflected from water surfaces. As the sun gets lower the normal and reflection bows are drawn closer together. Due to the combination of requirements, a reflection rainbow is rarely visible. Up to eight separate bows may be distinguished if the reflected and reflection rainbows happen to occur simultaneously: The normal non-reflection primary and secondary bows above the horizon 1, 2 with their reflected counterparts below it 3, 4 , and the reflection primary and secondary bows above the horizon 5, 6 with their reflected counterparts below it 7, 8.

Occasionally a shower may happen at sunrise or sunset, where the shorter wavelengths like blue and green have been scattered and essentially removed from the spectrum. Further scattering may occur due to the rain, and the result can be the rare and dramatic monochrome or red rainbow. In addition to the common primary and secondary rainbows, it is also possible for rainbows of higher orders to form. The order of a rainbow is determined by the number of light reflections inside the water droplets that create it: One reflection results in the first-order or primary rainbow; two reflections create the second-order or secondary rainbow. More internal reflections cause bows of higher orders—theoretically unto infinity.

For these reasons, naturally occurring rainbows of an order higher than 2 are rarely visible to the naked eye. Nevertheless, sightings of the third-order bow in nature have been reported, and in it was photographed definitively for the first time. Felix Billet — depicted angular positions up to the 19th-order rainbow, a pattern he called a "rose of rainbows".

Up to the th-order rainbow was reported by Ng et al. Tertiary and quaternary rainbows should not be confused with "triple" and "quadruple" rainbows—terms sometimes erroneously used to refer to the—much more common—supernumerary bows and reflection rainbows. Like most atmospheric optical phenomena, rainbows can be caused by light from the Sun, but also from the Moon. In case of the latter, the rainbow is referred to as a lunar rainbow or moonbow. They are much dimmer and rarer than solar rainbows, requiring the Moon to be near-full in order for them to be seen. For the same reason, moonbows are often perceived as white and may be thought of as monochrome.

The full spectrum is present, however, but the human eye is not normally sensitive enough to see the colours. Long exposure photographs will sometimes show the colour in this type of rainbow. Fogbows form in the same way as rainbows, but they are formed by much smaller cloud and fog droplets that diffract light extensively. They are almost white with faint reds on the outside and blues inside; often one or more broad supernumerary bands can be discerned inside the inner edge. The colours are dim because the bow in each colour is very broad and the colours overlap. Fogbows are commonly seen over water when air in contact with the cooler water is chilled, but they can be found anywhere if the fog is thin enough for the sun to shine through and the sun is fairly bright.

They are very large—almost as big as a rainbow and much broader. They sometimes appear with a glory at the bow's centre. Fog bows should not be confused with ice halos , which are very common around the world and visible much more often than rainbows of any order , [56] yet are unrelated to rainbows. A sleetbow forms in the same way as a typical rainbow, with the exception that it occurs when light passes through falling sleet ice pellets instead of liquid water. As light passes through the sleet, the light is refracted causing the rare phenomena. These have been documented across United States with the earliest publicly documented and photographed sleetbow being seen in Richmond, Virginia on December 21, The circumzenithal and circumhorizontal arcs are two related optical phenomena similar in appearance to a rainbow, but unlike the latter, their origin lies in light refraction through hexagonal ice crystals rather than liquid water droplets.

This means that they are not rainbows, but members of the large family of halos. Both arcs are brightly coloured ring segments centred on the zenith , but in different positions in the sky: The circumzenithal arc is notably curved and located high above the Sun or Moon with its convex side pointing downwards creating the impression of an "upside down rainbow" ; the circumhorizontal arc runs much closer to the horizon, is more straight and located at a significant distance below the Sun or Moon.

Both arcs have their red side pointing towards the Sun and their violet part away from it, meaning the circumzenithal arc is red on the bottom, while the circumhorizontal arc is red on top. The circumhorizontal arc is sometimes referred to by the misnomer "fire rainbow". It has been suggested that rainbows might exist on Saturn 's moon Titan , as it has a wet surface and humid clouds. Although visible rainbows may be rare due to Titan's hazy skies , infrared rainbows may be more common, but an observer would need infrared night vision goggles to see them. Droplets or spheres composed of materials with different refractive indices than plain water produce rainbows with different radius angles. Since salt water has a higher refractive index, a sea spray bow doesn't perfectly align with the ordinary rainbow, if seen at the same spot.

Due to a much higher refractive index, rainbows observed on such marbles have a noticeably smaller radius. The displacement of the rainbow due to different refractive indices can be pushed to a peculiar limit. For a material with a refractive index larger than 2, there is no angle fulfilling the requirements for the first order rainbow. For example, the index of refraction of diamond is about 2. This results in a rainbow of the n -th order shrinking to the antisolar point and vanishing.

The classical Greek scholar Aristotle — BC was first to devote serious attention to the rainbow. Lee and Alistair B. Fraser, "Despite its many flaws and its appeal to Pythagorean numerology, Aristotle's qualitative explanation showed an inventiveness and relative consistency that was unmatched for centuries. After Aristotle's death, much rainbow theory consisted of reaction to his work, although not all of this was uncritical. In Book I of Naturales Quaestiones c. He notices that rainbows appear always opposite to the Sun, that they appear in water sprayed by a rower, in the water spat by a fuller on clothes stretched on pegs or by water sprayed through a small hole in a burst pipe. He even speaks of rainbows produced by small rods virgulae of glass, anticipating Newton's experiences with prisms.

He takes into account two theories: one, that the rainbow is produced by the Sun reflecting in each water drop, the other, that it is produced by the Sun reflected in a cloud shaped like a concave mirror ; he favours the latter. He also discusses other phenomena related to rainbows: the mysterious "virgae" rods , halos and parhelia. In his Maqala fi al-Hala wa Qaws Quzah On the Rainbow and Halo , al-Haytham "explained the formation of rainbow as an image, which forms at a concave mirror. If the rays of light coming from a farther light source reflect to any point on axis of the concave mirror, they form concentric circles in that point.

When it is supposed that the sun as a farther light source, the eye of viewer as a point on the axis of mirror and a cloud as a reflecting surface, then it can be observed the concentric circles are forming on the axis. The cloud, he thought, serves simply as the background of this thin substance, much as a quicksilver lining is placed upon the rear surface of the glass in a mirror. In Song Dynasty China — , a polymath scholar-official named Shen Kuo — hypothesised—as a certain Sun Sikong — did before him—that rainbows were formed by a phenomenon of sunlight encountering droplets of rain in the air. According to Nader El-Bizri, the Persian astronomer , Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi — , gave a fairly accurate explanation for the rainbow phenomenon.

He "proposed a model where the ray of light from the sun was refracted twice by a water droplet, one or more reflections occurring between the two refractions. He then placed this model within a camera obscura that has a controlled aperture for the introduction of light. He projected light unto the sphere and ultimately deduced through several trials and detailed observations of reflections and refractions of light that the colours of the rainbow are phenomena of the decomposition of light. His work on light was continued by Roger Bacon , who wrote in his Opus Majus of about experiments with light shining through crystals and water droplets showing the colours of the rainbow. He explained the primary rainbow, noting that "when sunlight falls on individual drops of moisture, the rays undergo two refractions upon ingress and egress and one reflection at the back of the drop before transmission into the eye of the observer.

Descartes ' treatise, Discourse on Method , further advanced this explanation. Knowing that the size of raindrops did not appear to affect the observed rainbow, he experimented with passing rays of light through a large glass sphere filled with water. By measuring the angles that the rays emerged, he concluded that the primary bow was caused by a single internal reflection inside the raindrop and that a secondary bow could be caused by two internal reflections.

He supported this conclusion with a derivation of the law of refraction subsequently to, but independently of, Snell and correctly calculated the angles for both bows. His explanation of the colours, however, was based on a mechanical version of the traditional theory that colours were produced by a modification of white light. Isaac Newton demonstrated that white light was composed of the light of all the colours of the rainbow, which a glass prism could separate into the full spectrum of colours, rejecting the theory that the colours were produced by a modification of white light. He also showed that red light is refracted less than blue light, which led to the first scientific explanation of the major features of the rainbow.

Young's work was refined in the s by George Biddell Airy , who explained the dependence of the strength of the colours of the rainbow on the size of the water droplets. For example, Nussenzveig provides a modern overview. Experiments on the rainbow phenomenon using artificial raindrops, i. Later, also Descartes studied the phenomenon using a Florence flask. A flask experiment known as Florence's rainbow is still often used today as an imposing and intuitively accessible demonstration experiment of the rainbow phenomenon. Due to the finite wall thickness and the macroscopic character of the artificial raindrop, several subtle differences exist as compared to the natural phenomenon, [85] [86] including slightly changed rainbow angles and a splitting of the rainbow orders.

A very similar experiment consists in using a cylindrical glass vessel filled with water or a solid transparent cylinder and illuminated either parallel to the circular base i. Under these latter conditions the rainbow angles change relative to the natural phenomenon since the effective index of refraction of water changes Bravais' index of refraction for inclined rays applies. Other experiments use small liquid drops, [51] [52] see text above.

Rainbows occur frequently in mythology , and have been used in the arts. One of the earliest literary occurrences of a rainbow is in the Book of Genesis chapter 9, as part of the flood story of Noah , where it is a sign of God's covenant to never destroy all life on Earth with a global flood again. Some forms of Tibetan Buddhism or Dzogchen reference a rainbow body.

This place is appropriately impossible to reach, because the rainbow is an optical effect which cannot be approached. Rainbows appear in heraldry - in heraldry the rainbow proper consists of 4 bands of color Or , Gules , Vert , Argent with the ends resting on clouds. Rainbow flags have been used for centuries. It was a symbol of the Cooperative movement in the German Peasants' War in the 16th century, of peace in Italy, and of gay pride and LGBT social movements since the s.

The rainbow has also been used in technology product logos, including the Apple computer logo. Many political alliances spanning multiple political parties have called themselves a " Rainbow Coalition ". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Double rainbow. For other uses, see Rainbow disambiguation. Meteorological phenomenon. A mistbow over Rannoch Moor in Scotland.

Light rays enter a raindrop from one direction typically a straight line from the Sun , reflect off the back of the raindrop, and fan out as they leave the raindrop. The light leaving the rainbow is spread over a wide angle, with a maximum intensity at the angles This diagram only shows the paths relevant to the rainbow.

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