Rainbow over DeKalb May 15, 2006Posted by dr. gonzo in DeKalb, Science.
I took a few photos, just minutes ago, of a cool rainbow that appeared over DeKalb this evening.
This weird weather pattern seems to be persisting with rain coming out of the northeast as a result of a huge low pressure centered over eastern Ohio. Anyway check out the photos and the blurb below:
The University of Colorado-Boulder has a two page explanation about rainbows (pg. 1, pg. 2) that most people can grasp, as well as a more advanced explanation if you know some algebra (This “Mathematics of Rainbows” section is 5 pages, continue links are at the bottom left of the link about algebra).
Rainbows are one of the more interesting, and certainly eye-pleasing, of any atmospheric phenomenon. Scientists now think they may even occur at other locations in our Solar System, including the bizarre moon of Saturn, Titan.