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We have seen a beautiful rainbow right after rain

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Rainbow is formed after a rain in a direction opposite to that of sun

Let's see how is it formed


How is rainbow formed?

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  • After rain , there are many tiny droplets of water still in the air
  • When sunlight falls on these droplets
  • These droplets act as tiny prisms
  • When sunrays fall on these droplets, the rays get first refracted , then internally reflected and then refracted again
  • Due to this different colors of sunlight are bent at different angles and we are able to see a spectrum in the form of a rainbow

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