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How come no one has ever found the end of a rainbow?

How come no one has ever found the end of a rainbow?
David Reed from Redcar and Cleveland (age 5-14)


One Response

  1. No one has ever found the end of a rainbow because rainbows are actually a full circle!

    The only reason we don’t see the full circle of a rainbow from the ground is because the Earth is in the way and cuts off the rainbow at the horizon. Lots of people see full circle rainbows when they are in aeroplanes or in tall buildings because they are looking down at them and the ground isn’t in the way.

    There are some good videos of full rainbows on YouTube, or you could also have a look on Google images.

    If you would like to find out more about rainbows here are some websites to get you stared: http://www.atoptics.co.uk/bows.htm

    Answered by Laura Janes
    All Wales Hands on Science Project Coordinator

    Laura Studied Physics and Medical Physics BSc at Cardiff University, did her PGCE in science education at Bristol University then taught Physics for 2 years in Duffryn High School, Newport, South Wales. She is now studying part time for her MSc in Communicating Science at the University of Glamorgan where she also coordinates the Hands on Science project which encourages people to study science at university and look at the wide range of different science careers available!

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