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Subject: Why do the colors of the rainbow occur where they do?

Date: Sun Feb 9 15:15:02 1997
Posted by: Ken Corley
Grade level: other
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City: Lafayette State/Province: IN
Country: USA
Area of science: Physics
Message ID: 855522902.Ph
Message:
Why do the colors of the rainbow occur where they do?
I understand that the colors of the rainbow are caused by the light 
path being bent by water particals in the air.  But why do the colors 
appear where they do and not scattered through out the rainbow?

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