Around the Rainbow Rather Than Over the Rainbow

@Corbin5 (119556)
United States
January 28, 2018 12:20pm CST
When we view a rainbow in the sky, with our feet planted firmly on the ground, we are only seeing the upper half of the rainbow. Every rainbow is really a circle. Due to being up front and having an expansive window from which to view all, pilots have seen full-circle rainbows. Passengers on planes have windows that are far too small to get a look at a full-circle rainbow. If you want to see a bit more than just the top half of a rainbow, the sun will help you. The lower the sun is in the sky, the higher the top of the rainbow will be and more of that rainbow you will see. Even if you happen to be on top of one of the world's highest mountains, you just might see more of full-circle rainbow, but alas, not the entire circle. I suppose with my fear of heights, I will just have to settle with seeing the upper half of a rainbow. Works for me.
The conditions have to be just right to capture a full circle rainbow from an aircraft. The sun has to be on one side of the plane and the rain shower on the...
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@MALUSE (44669)
• Uzbekistan
28 Jan
Fear of heights. Yes, I know what that is. No full rainbow for me, either. :-(
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@Corbin5 (119556)
• United States
28 Jan
The arch is certainly enough rainbow for me.
@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
28 Jan
That is something I hadn't realised, very interesting.
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@Corbin5 (119556)
• United States
28 Jan
I thought it was pretty darn cool myself. I was not aware a rainbow was a full circle.
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
29 Jan
@Corbin5 Nor was I.
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@kobesbuddy (57452)
• East Tawas, Michigan
28 Jan
This is awesome information to learn, thank you! No, I didn't realize that a rainbow is actually a full circle
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@Corbin5 (119556)
• United States
28 Jan
Rainbows definitely are interesting occurrences.
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@kobesbuddy (57452)
• East Tawas, Michigan
28 Jan
@Corbin5 God's promise to us, that he will never again destroy this world with a flood!
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@shaggin (38521)
• United States
28 Jan
How interesting I never knew this!
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@Corbin5 (119556)
• United States
28 Jan
I never knew it either. I like the idea of a circle rainbow.
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@LadyDuck (182550)
• Switzerland
29 Jan
So there is not an "end of the rainbow" and there is not a "pot of gold". I am deceived.
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@Corbin5 (119556)
• United States
29 Jan
Maybe there is a pot of gold in the center of the rainbow.
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@LadyDuck (182550)
• Switzerland
30 Jan
@Corbin5 In this case, I suspect there are no bridges to go there.
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@Corbin5 (119556)
• United States
30 Jan
@LadyDuck Not a one.
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@db20747 (10427)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
30 Jan
Can't recall what that is called , right on the tip of my tongue, But it's gorgeous and one in a million!!
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@Corbin5 (119556)
• United States
30 Jan
It really is beautiful.
@db20747 (10427)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
30 Jan
@Corbin5 I just remembered, it looks like a par haleon, a round rainbow!!
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@Corbin5 (119556)
• United States
30 Jan
@DianneN (88053)
• United States
29 Jan
I never knew that! Guess I'm not too old to learn something new. lol
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@Corbin5 (119556)
• United States
29 Jan
I was glad I learned something new too. Sure took me long enough to learn that rainbows are circles.
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@DianneN (88053)
• United States
29 Jan
@Corbin5 Same with me!
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@nanette64 (18081)
• Fairfield, Texas
29 Jan
I've taken some good shots of rainbow's here at my place @Corbin5 . Once even a double rainbow. But never a full one of course.
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@Corbin5 (119556)
• United States
29 Jan
I have never seen a double rainbow. Maybe one fine day, I will.
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@nanette64 (18081)
• Fairfield, Texas
29 Jan
@Corbin5 They are cool.
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@Courtlynn (55260)
• United States
29 Jan
Honestly never knew rainbows were circled. Lol
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@Corbin5 (119556)
• United States
29 Jan
Neither did I until I did some research on rainbows.
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@Courtlynn (55260)
• United States
29 Jan
@Corbin5 its very interesting.
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@allknowing (70806)
• India
28 Jan
Why was I not taught this while at school?
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@Corbin5 (119556)
• United States
29 Jan
Yes, I am disappointed that our science teacher did not teach us that rainbows are circles.
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@allknowing (70806)
• India
30 Jan
@mandala100 (52558)
• Hong Kong
28 Jan
@Corbin5 Thank you my friend on this very valuable information about the rainbow.
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@Corbin5 (119556)
• United States
28 Jan
You are welcome.
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@mandala100 (52558)
• Hong Kong
3 Feb
@Corbin5 Thank you my friend.
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@inertia4 (27775)
• United States
28 Jan
This is something I have never known all these years. That is so cool. Hopefully I will be able to see a full circle rainbow at some point in my life.
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@Corbin5 (119556)
• United States
28 Jan
The video link gives us a good look at the full circle.
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@inertia4 (27775)
• United States
29 Jan
@Corbin5 You know, I didn't look at the video until just now. What was I thinking? LOL. I think that is so awesome.
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@sueznewz2 (10161)
• Alicante, Spain
1 Feb
wow... I didn't know that... that's really interesting...
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@Corbin5 (119556)
• United States
1 Feb
I did not know it either. Fun to learn it was a circle.
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@andriaperry (61263)
• Anniston, Alabama
30 Jan
I am no longer scared of heights. I was on the 17th. floor of a high rise today, I stared out the window for a nice while, even looking down at the people and cars.
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@Corbin5 (119556)
• United States
30 Jan
Wow. You conquered it. I remember my dad's retirement party was held on the top floor of the John Hancock Building. The room was surrounded by glass windows. I stayed in my seat the entire time.
@db20747 (10427)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
30 Jan
Now i thought of it. Loooks like a par haleon!! A rare circle rainbow!!
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@Corbin5 (119556)
• United States
30 Jan
Halo colors come from ice crystals and rainbow colors come from water droplets. Cool.
29 Jan
But what about those rainbows which are only the bottom bit of the circle? I know they exist because I've seen them. Where does the top go??
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@Corbin5 (119556)
• United States
29 Jan
I will have to do further research to find out where the top goes.
@TRBRocks420 (84456)
• Banks, Oregon
29 Jan
Very interesting I never knew this.
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@Corbin5 (119556)
• United States
29 Jan
News to me too.
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@JudyEv (137073)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jan
Today is a great day for me. So far I've learnt three new things here and it's still only just after 8am. It's going to be a record-breaking day for sure!
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@Corbin5 (119556)
• United States
29 Jan
I imagine that myLot readers really will be a wealth of information if they keep on learning. We will take over the world!!
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@Icydoll (26027)
• India
28 Jan
Wow awesome friend :)thank you for sharing this useful information
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@Corbin5 (119556)
• United States
28 Jan
You are welcome. I had fun researching about rainbows.
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@quantum2020 (10027)
• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
28 Jan
Rainbows always appear like that, half of them up the ground. I would like to see a full rainbow, maybe a good video will show one to me
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@Corbin5 (119556)
• United States
28 Jan
The added a link to a video that shows you the entire rainbow.