Sunsets and Rainbows AK And Caroline L. Sunsets! • Water droplets and ice crystals scatter colors giving clouds their white color during the day. • Some light rays are redirected or scattered by airborne molecules to produce blue skies and red sunsets. Rainbows • When it stops raining, the water that is left in the air reflects the sun’s rays and forms rainbows. • Every color of the spectrum has waves. • Violet waves have the shortest wave lengths which is 15 millionths of an inch. The red waves’ lengths are the longest. They are 2 times the size of violet. Sunsets and Rainbows Sunsets • Suns, sunsets, and rainbows are all caused by light. Light is one kind of radiation. It is given off by sun, stars, fires, and lamps. Rainbows • Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet are the orders and colors of the rainbow. Rainbows When rainbows are out the sun has to be out. When it is dark you will never see rainbows in the sky. The reason that snow is white is because it reflects all wave lengths. If you mix all of the colors of the spectrum you get white. But there is something that is weird: when you mix paints together you get black. If you want to see a rainbow it must have just rained. Then, the sun has to come out. That is one of the ways you might see a rainbow. Another thing that you must have in order to see a rainbow is rain and sunshine at the same time. Pictures of Sunsets Pictures of Rainbows My Picture of a Rainbow My Picture of a Sunset Fun facts • Sir Isaac Newton discovered the seven colors of the rainbow. • A sunset is an appearance of sun going below or behind the horizon. • Some people say that two of the same people can not see the same rainbow because they think that two eyes can not occupy the same space at the same time. • Legend- There is a legend for many cultures that they see the rainbow as a bridge between heaven and Earth. • Some people also think that a pot of gold can be found at the end of the rainbow! Bibliography • Pictures- http://www.alaska-in-pictures.com/data/media/13/rainbow-over-themuldrow-glacier_1127.jpgska • Pictures-http://www.freewebs.com/ervena/SUNSETS.jpg• Pictures-http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/00/1a/33/53/amazingsunsets-every.jpg • http://www.wunderground.com/data/wximagenew/g/GeorgiaPeach/1121.jpg • http://icons-ecast.wunderground.com/data/wximagenew/b/botulism/266.jpg • http://beautihttp://www.hawaiipictures.com/pictures/wallpapers/rainbows11.jpgulsymmetry.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/260532429_0e35c1e0b1.jpg Credits AK Caroline L. • Pictures- AK • Rainbow slides- AK • Pictures- Caroline L. • Sunsets SlidesCaroline L.