When a beam of sunlight comes down to Earth, the light is white. But, if the light beam happens to hit raindrops (in the above scenario mist from the ocean waves) on the way down at a certain angle, the different colors that make up the beam separate so that we can see them — in the form of a rainbow.
The angle for each color of a rainbow is different, because the colors slow down at different speeds when they enter the raindrop. The light exits the raindrop in one color, depending on the angle it came in, so we see only one color coming from each raindrop.
Light at different angles coming through many raindrops form the rainbow that we see, in stripes of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.
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Image: Ocean Rainbow
For those who need to tumblring during the winter
A burned U.S. Army Air Forces Boeing B-17C Flying Fortress (s/n 40-2074) rests near Hangar 5, Hickam Field, Oahu, Hawaii (USA), on 7 December 1941. It was flown to Hickam by Captain Raymond T. Swenson from California and arrived during the attack. On its final approach, the aircraft’s magnesium flare box was hit by Japanese strafing and ignited. The burning plane separated upon landing. The crew survived the crash, but a flight surgeon was killed by strafing as he ran from the burning wreck.
7 December 1941
Naki’o lost all four of his feet to frostbite when he was abandoned as a puppy in a foreclosed home. Now has 4 prosthetic legs and is able to run around happily at his home in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
omfg my heart. <3