Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Find a Rainbow Day!

An amazing double Rainbow!
In a rainbow, raindrops that are in the air act like little tine prisms, light enters the raindrops, reflects off of the side of the drop and exits. Sunlight enters the rain droplet at a specific angle and the rain droplet separates the whi...te light into many different colors. This angle is a fixed measurement between your eye and the sun. What color is refracted depends upon the critical angle, which is the angle the sunlight strikes the back of the rain droplet. Red light bends the least, exiting the rain droplet at a 42 degree angle, while Violet light bends the most, exiting the rain droplet at a 40 degree angle. All of the other colors of the rainbow exit the rain droplets at some angle between 40 and 42 degrees, thus making up the colors of the rainbow ROYGBIV, this order never changes.

Dolphin Research Center is surrounded by beauty, but on one particularly gorgeous day we were able to snap this photo. Turns out it’s perfect for April 3rd: Find a Rainbow Day. Not only is there magnificence in the sky, but the handsome dolphin soaring through it is Rainbow! This is by far the most amazing double rainbow we’ve ever seen.