Tuesday, January 9, 2018

How are rainbows made?

Not a very good photo, as it was taken inside of the car; but that is part of a rainbow that we saw on Saturday afternoon.

I know we were taught in school all about rainbows, but for the life of me I couldn't remember how rainbows were formed.

Went to the Discovery Kids site and saw this article, which said it's all to do with rain and sunlight, but as it was minus goodness knows what on Saturday, I knew that wasn't the reason for the rainbow, as we had no rain, just snow and bitter cold weather.

I then looked on Wikipedia and saw this article about Sun Dogs, which made me think they were maybe Sun Dogs, as there was one on either side of the sun?

That made more sense than seeing a rainbow when there has been no rain.

Regardless, I have now read all about rainbows and sun dogs..........

4 comments:

Karen said...

We never stop learning do we!

William Kendall said...

Yes, sun dogs fit that bill. One tends to see them in the winter.

William Kendall said...

Yes, sun dogs fit that bill. One tends to see them in the winter.

Anonymous said...

That is what I saw one day last week at sunrise. I thought it might be ice crystals in the air.

I post a photo of mine on FB last week.

Patricia