Subject: What is the distance of an observer to a rainbow?
Date: Mon Apr 19 19:41:00 1999
Posted by Gailord Gordon
Grade level: grad (science)
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Area of science: Earth Sciences
Using the refraction angle of 42 degrees I estimate the distance
from an observer to a rainbow is approximately 1.4 times the width
of the rainbow between the two points that appear to touch the
ground. Is there a better way to calculate the distance?
Re: What is the distance of an observer to a rainbow?
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