How Rainbow Is Formed

Even now, rainbows can still be quite a mystery to a lot of people, and one of them might be you. There are a lot of topics that you can talk about when it comes to rainbows, like, how exactly is it formed? How does it relate to other topics such as the bible and the LGBTQ+ community? How did it become a sign of the LGBTQ+ community? There are a lot of questions about rainbows, but we can’t discuss all of them. So, let’s talk about how a rainbow is formed.

I’m quite sure that almost everybody has heard about Noah’s ark and how a rainbow appeared after the rain. If you’re talking about how a rainbow is formed scientifically, then listen up. A rainbow is formed when light, probably sunlight, passes through the water droplets in the atmosphere. When light reflects off the water droplets, it pretty much just bounces back going to the opposite direction from where it originally was reflected from. I’m sure that did sound a bit confusing, but to sum it all up, a rainbow is just kind of like a reflection.




Moving on, let’s go ahead and talk about the rainbow in the bible. Remember when I mentioned that you probably already heard about Noah’s ark? Well, that’s the story that I’ll be telling you today. To summarize this story, God thought that the world was full of rotten people except for Noah and his family.

So, God made a plan to flood the earth, warning Noah and telling him to build an arc and bring along every type of animal out there, 1 of each gender. God did end up flooding the earth, making Noah and his family, and the animals stay in the ark for 40 days and 40 nights. Once the flood ended, God made the rainbow as a kind of apology, swearing never to flood the earth where almost every single human died. That’s how the bible talked about the rainbow and how it was formed


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Different Types of Rainbows


But something that you might now actually know is that there are different types of rainbows. Let’s go ahead and talk about each one.

  • Full-circle rainbow
  • Twinned rainbow
  • Rainbows under moonlight
  • Monochrome rainbow
  • Higher-order rainbow
  • Multiple rainbows
  • Supernumerary Rainbows



Another thing that you might be wondering about is how exactly a rainbow related to the LGBTQ+ community flag and why it represents that community. All of the colors that you see on the rainbow and their flag have their own special meaning. The color red represents life. Orange represents healing, yellow means sunshine, green means nature, blue represents harmony, and with purple meaning spirit.

There are a lot of things that we don’t know about a rainbow and most of the other things about a rainbow I haven’t really discussed. Still, hopefully, this article was helpful when it comes to explaining how a rainbow is formed and all the other things I mentioned today.

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