The great scientist Sir Isaac Newton did not invent rainbows. But he did discover that white light consists on many colors, and can be split using a prism.
- Facts About Sir Isaac Newton: 10 Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know (brighthub.com)
- 5 Amazing Lessons from Sir Isaac Newton (dumblittleman.com)
There are no tricks here. This is a horizontal rainbow I saw in Izu a few weeks ago.
And it was not raining, and I was facing the sun.
Most rainbows are shaped like a bridge in the sky, but this rainbow that I saw in Izu last month is the wrong way round.
I have no idea how this rainbow was formed (it was not raining at the time).
I like rainbows. This photo is taken from somewhere on the net. It looks too good to be true!
There was a huge typhoon which swept across Japan yesterday, and it left behind this beautiful rainbow, which was much lower and thicker than usual.
We don’t often get rainbows with green hills as a backdrop.
In Hawaii you can see rainbows every day, but they are much rarer in Shizuoka. So when a giant double rainbow crossed the sunny sky yesterday it was a sight enjoyed by many people. Even NHK showed pictures in the evening news.
In his comment to Quick Quiz XXV dragonlife replied with another quiz, an excellent question: what does a rainbow look like when seen from above, for example from an airplane.
I admit that I didn’t know, so I did some research and found this photo taken from an airplane above the clouds.
Maybe you can just see a circular rainbow on the clouds. This is a very unusual sight. I hope this is the right answer dragonlife!