While I was VISITING the Isle of Wight, I saw this VIBRANT double rainbow having the VARIOUS colours lighting up the late evening sky but I could not get back far enough to shoot both complete rainbows at same time. However it is VERY timely for this post today to fit in with Friday’s Hunt and Weekend Reflections as the letter is V, Favourite and Thankful.
Newton, who admitted his eyes were not very critical in distinguishing colours, originally (1672) divided the spectrum into five main colours: red, yellow, green, blue and VIOLET. Later he included orange and indigo, giving seven main colours by analogy to the number of notes in a musical scale.You can see part of the REFLECTION of the rainbow in this shot below.
There is an easy way to remember them (a mnemonic):
- Richard Of York Gave Battle In VAIN
These colours are the "VISIBLE" part of the sun's radiation. But there are many other parts that are not VISIBLE to the human eye. For example:
- immediately below red is "infraRED"
- immediately beyond violet is "ultraVIOLET" (UV)
I am VERY THANKFUL that God in Genesis 9 v 17 gave Noah and us this promise.
Then God told Noah and his sons, “I solemnly promise you and your children and the animals you brought with you—all these birds and cattle and wild animals—that I will never again send another flood to destroy the earth. And I seal this promise with this sign: I have placed my rainbow in the clouds as a sign of my promise until the end of time, to you and to all the earth. When I send clouds over the earth, the rainbow will be seen in the clouds, and I will remember my promise to you and to every being, that never again will the floods come and destroy all life. For I will see the rainbow in the cloud and remember my eternal promise to every living being on the earth.”
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