The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True - 7. What Is A Rainbow? Summary & Analysis

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7. What Is A Rainbow? Summary and Analysis

Rainbows are also the subjects of Myths across the world. They are usually treated like physical objects in these myths, often being portrayed as bridges or roads, or at the very least rainbows are portrayed as places with a physical location. However, these colorful sights are simply illusions. If you try to move towards a rainbow, it will appear to move farther away, and eventually fade altogether. Additionally, a rainbow is actually a full circle that cannot be seen completely because the illusion is often "blocked" by the ground. The colors present in a rainbow are created through a process similar to what happens when light strikes a prism. When light strikes a prism, particles known as photons pass through the prism, and it is separated into different wavelengths. This was proven by Isaac Newton...

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