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Elmud
 
Reply Thu 25 Jun, 2009 07:57 pm
I like rainbows. As I was driving along the interstate a week ago, I witnessed two nice ones. The prettiest rainbow I ever saw was in New Mexico years ago. Driving down I-40 during a driving rainstorm, eventually the rain subsided and a portion of the suns light broke through and I saw the largest, most colorful rainbow i ever saw. I have no idea what causes rainbows, i just like them.
 
Aedes
 
Reply Thu 25 Jun, 2009 08:06 pm
@Elmud,
Most amazing ones I've seen were in Iceland.

The only thing I've ever seen that's comparably mesmerizing and wondrous is the Northern Lights, which I saw once in Alaska.
 
nameless
 
Reply Thu 25 Jun, 2009 08:13 pm
@Elmud,
A short aside.
A rainbow is a portion of the base of a cone. You (the viewer) are (at) the apex of that cone. If one moves the apex by the slightest, a different segment of a different (circular) base is observed as a rainbow. That means that two people standing ear to ear, eye to eye, are viewing, literally, different (unique) rainbows!
No two people see the same rainbow.
And, as we are the 'apex' of the equation, it is us that is the metaphoric 'pot of gold' at the 'end' of the rainbow!
Now the secret's out!
 
paulhanke
 
Reply Thu 25 Jun, 2009 09:28 pm
@Elmud,
... I share your enthusiasm - I go out chasing them every chance I get Wink ...

http://www.paulhanke.com/images/calm-after.jpg
 
Lily
 
Reply Fri 26 Jun, 2009 07:28 am
@Elmud,
One time I had been running, and on my way home I saw a beautiful rainbow which ended on the small church. It felt magical, but didn't made me anymore christian. Maybe it should..
 
Dearhtead
 
Reply Fri 26 Jun, 2009 09:13 am
@Lily,
Lily;72430 wrote:
One time I had been running, and on my way home I saw a beautiful rainbow which ended on the small church. It felt magical, but didn't made me anymore christian. Maybe it should..


The light of a rainbow vanishes, not the light of God Smile. A rainbow is a fleeting sign.
 
dawoel
 
Reply Mon 6 Jul, 2009 03:50 am
@Elmud,
Just so that everyone is forwarned, a pot of gold does not always exist as the end of the rainbow, I know this both from intuition (why would there be?) and from experiance. Yes that's right, we managed to create a minature rainbow using a hose, I tried to stand at the end of it, and indeed it looked from my friends' angle that I was standing there in the wet, with a rainbow sticking out of my chest. But for my part as soon as I walked towards it, it disappeared (due to light/angle etc) so it looked to me like I was standing there in the wet for nothing like a complete fool, hehe. No, there was no pot of gold, I was very disappointed.
 
validity
 
Reply Fri 10 Jul, 2009 04:51 pm
@Elmud,
http://pix.motivatedphotos.com/2009/3/2/633716060225297810-rainbowsbeforetheyweregay.jpg
 
Neil D
 
Reply Fri 10 Jul, 2009 05:49 pm
@validity,
Rainbows are nice, but I think the most beautiful thing in the universe is Nebulae. They are fascinating...saw a show on them, and different types of stars, and galaxies in high def a while back. Hope to see more soon.

Neil
 
 

 
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