Is the rain bow a rellection of the sun,s corona?

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  • 1 month ago
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    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. 

  • 1 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.

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  • Anonymous
    1 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.

    • Land-shark
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      1 month agoReport

      Do you mean Solar Halos or Sundog phenomena?

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  • NONAME
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    1 month ago

    its a refraction of the suns corona

    • skeptik
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      1 month agoReport

      It's refraction of sunlight.  It has nothing to do with the corona, specifically.

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  • 1 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.

     

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  • 1 month ago

    No.

    You're welcome.

  • IOM
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    1 month ago

    No.

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