Beautiful Rainbow Contain 7 Colours.

August 29, 2020 By Poonam Kushwaha
Beautiful rainbow
Beautiful rainbow

You’ve more than likely seen a rainbow after some rain on a sunny day. But what are the colours of the beautiful rainbow in order? And what causes a rainbow to form? We’ll explain everything you need to know about the rainbow colour order, including what ROYGBIV means, why rainbows exist, and whether or not the rainbow order will ever change.

The rainbow colour order is as follows:

  • Red
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Indigo
  • Violet

rainbow is caused by sunlight and atmospheric conditions. Light enters a water droplet, slowing down and bending as it goes from air to denser water. The light reflects off the inside of the droplet, separating into its component wavelengths–or colours. When light exits the droplet, it makes a beautiful rainbow.

Beautiful rainbow
Beautiful rainbow

Rainbows in Myth:

Rainbows are part of the myths of many cultures around the world.

Rainbows are often portrayed as bridges between people and supernatural beings. In Norse mythology, for instance, a rainbow called the Bifrost connects Earth with Asgard, where the gods live. In the ancient beliefs of Japan and Gabon, rainbows were the bridges that human ancestors took to descend to the planet.  The shape of a rainbow also resembles the bow of an archer. Hindu culture teaches that the god Indra uses his rainbow bow to shoot arrows of lightning. Rainbows are usually positive symbols in myths and legends.

In the Epic of Gilgamesh and, later, the Bible, the rainbow is a symbol from a deity (the goddess Ishtar and the Hebrew God) to never again destroy the Earth with floods. Sometimes, however, rainbows are negative symbols. In parts of Burma, for instance, rainbows are considered demons that threaten children. Tribes throughout the Amazon basin associate rainbows with disease. Perhaps the most famous piece of mythology surrounding rainbows is the Irish legend of the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. The gold is guarded by a tricky leprechaun, but—because no one sees the same rainbow and rainbows don’t “end” (they’re circles)—no one ever finds the gold or the magical creature.

Beautiful rainbow
Beautiful rainbow

Rainbows Near and Far:

Some scientists think rainbows also exist on Titan, one of the moons of the planet Saturn. Titan has a wet surface and humid clouds. The sun is also visible from Titan, so it has all the ingredients for rainbows.

Types of Rainbows:

Beautiful Rainbows are formed in a number of ways. Some of the various types of rainbows are highlighted below:

Double Rainbow:

A double rainbow occurs when a second rainbow is visible above the principal rainbow. The second rainbow is not as bright as the first. This phenomenon is made possible by double reflection, which causes the color order of the second rainbow to be reversed.


Beautiful rainbow
Beautiful rainbow

moonbow is a rare natural atmospheric phenomena that occurs when the Moon’s light is reflected and refracted off water droplets in the air. Moonbows are much fainter than rainbows made by the sun and often appear to be white. This is due to the smaller amount of light reflected from the surface of the moon.


Like moonbows that typically occur in waterfall spray, fogbows can be seen in instances of thin fog combined with significant sunlight. In this case, light reflects off a dense collection of water particles, which results in a wide and bright rainbow. Fogbows are almost entirely white in color. This white appearance occurs because each light wave is projected over a very wide area. These wide streaks tend to blend together, creating the white color. However, red and blue streaks of color can sometimes be seen along a fogbow’s edges.

Reflection Rainbow:

Beautiful rainbow
Beautiful rainbow

reflection rainbow may be produced where sunlight reflects off a body of water before reaching the raindrops, if the water body is large, quiet over its entire surface, and close to the rain curtain. The reflection rainbow appears above the horizon.

Reflected Rainbow:

A reflected rainbow is similar to a reflection rainbow in that it occurs over a large body of still water, although some individuals have reported observing reflected rainbows in smaller collections of still water as well. The difference between these two types of rainbows is that the reflection is not projected into the sky, but rather over the surface of the water.

These rainbows are formed when waves of light pass through water droplets in the atmosphere and are reflected in the surface of the water. The end points of both the primary and reflected rainbow appear to touch in the water, however, the two do not form a complete circle. Instead, the reflected rainbow creates an elongated oval-type shape with the rainbow in the sky.

Beautiful rainbow
Beautiful rainbow

Monochrome Rainbow:

A monochrome or red rainbow is an optical and meteorological phenomenon and a rare variation of the more commonly seen multicolored rainbow

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