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How Is A Rainbow Formed | The Dr. Binocs Show | Learn Videos For Kids

Hello there! Clouds are the best place to hang around.

Not when it's raining!

Hey, look! The sun is here.

My my, what is that?

Well, that's a Rainbow!

Come, let me tell about how a rainbow is formed!

Zoom in!

Wondering what this it, right?

Well, this is a Prism.

It breaks a single beam of white light into several beams of light.

Oops! Did I share the secret with you? I haven't?

Ohh! Do you know that the white light is made up of 7 different colours?

Yes, it is!

Take a glass of water and place a mirror inside it.

Make sure the room is completely dark.

Take a torch and flash it towards the mirror that you placed inside the glass.

Watch a rainbow appear from the angle of your mirror.

Now, place the paper and see the seven colours!

Hey, can you identify these colours?

Come, let's say their names together.

Red, Orange, Yellow,..

..Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet.

Together, they are also called VIBGYOR.

So now I will tell you how a Rainbow is formed.

The raindrops act as small prisms..

..and Sun's white light into a band of 7 colours..

..and that is when you get to see a Rainbow.

Just to remind you,..

..a rainbow can only be seen when the Rain and Sun occur at the same time.

As light enters a rain water droplet,..

..it bends slightly in separate angles forming different light rays.

These bent light rays are seen distinctively by the human eye..

..and that is how one can see a rainbow

No two observers will ever see the exact same rainbow..

..because each person will view a different set of rain drops at a slightly different angle.

Did you know that a rainbow is actually a full circle..

..but since we see it on the ground, we generally see it as a semi-circle.

Rainbows can be seen not just in rain but also in mist, spray, fog, and dew.

So now whenever it's raining, look out for the sun.

Who knows, you might just spot a Rainbow.

This is me Zooming out.

Tune in next time for more fun facts.