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Can you really go over a rainbow?
« on: 05/11/2009 23:03:45 »
Allegedly you can never find the end of a rainbow, but can you fly over 1 & see it below you?


 

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Can you really go over a rainbow?
« Reply #1 on: 06/11/2009 10:23:41 »
I resort to skittles.
 

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Can you really go over a rainbow?
« Reply #2 on: 06/11/2009 14:47:56 »
I dunno, but without doing the maths, I would think so as it's mostly just down to getting the right angles.  You can't see a rainbow below you when you're standing on the ground because it would be inside the Earth but if you're up in an aircraft I would think it should be possible to get the right distance and angle above the surface.

However, wouldn't you just see the continuation of the arc i.e. the full circle of the rainbow?

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Can you really go over a rainbow?
« Reply #3 on: 06/11/2009 22:24:13 »
Here is an almost a complete rainbow circle, (is using a garden hose cheating ?)....

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http://www.atoptics.co.uk/fz303.htm

He needs a trampoline to bounce in the air and bring his knees up to his chest to get a complete circle :)
« Last Edit: 06/11/2009 22:30:42 by RD »
 

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Can you really go over a rainbow?
« Reply #4 on: 07/11/2009 16:09:52 »
Nice, and effective, pic.
 

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