Rainbows | Blue Sky | Sunrise & Sunset | Activity
When the Sun is shining and there is rain as well you may see a rainbow in the sky!
You can only see a rainbow if the Sun is behind you and the rain in front. The main rainbow becomes visible at an angle of around 40" from the horizon. You might be able to see a second rainbow above the main one in which the colors are in reverse order. You can even make your own rainbow using a garden hose or water sprinkler to form the water droplets in the air on a sunny day.
Here's an easy way to remember the rainbow colors and their order:
Just remember this: ROY G BIV.
(Top left: UCAR, Right: C.Ammonn, Lower left: B.Henson)