Is the rain bow a rellection of the sun,s corona?
- CarolOklaNolaLv 71 month agoFavourite answer
No, goring. Rainbows and moonbows are causes by refraction and reflection of sunlight by water vapor or ice crystals or both in Earth's atmosphere. That is NOT a reflection of the Sun's corona.
- az_lenderLv 71 month ago
No. The rainbow is a ring around the point opposite the sun, whose diameter is determined by the refractive index of water. Because different wavelengths of light (i.e. different colors) travel through water at slightly different speeds, the refraction separates the colors. This is similar to what happens when you create a tiny rainbow with a glass prism.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Since most of the sunlight that enters the mist droplet is reflected and not transmitted through, rainbows are very bright and common while solar coronas are dim and rare. Additionally, since you are behind the rainbow, you are now looking directly toward the sun.
- NONAMELv 71 month ago
its a refraction of the suns corona
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- Land-sharkLv 71 month ago
No, it's seen when the light emitted from the sun in wave form is separated out into individual colours by the complex prismatic effects of falling raindrops when the sun is behind us and the rain is in front of us.
- skeptikLv 71 month ago
- IOMLv 71 month ago