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Why are no white or black colors in the rainbows?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (16131points) 2 months ago

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Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet.

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VirgoGirl826's avatar

White and black technically aren’t colors, they’re neutrals. Also, white is the combination of all the colors you listed, whereas black is the absence of color.

Yellowdog's avatar

Or, white is the presence of ALL the colours in a spectrum of light. Black is the presence of all the colours if you mix them up as in paint.

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, violet?
That’s all white.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Black is, but at night, so you don’t see it.

LostInParadise's avatar

Black is what your eye perceives when there is no light, RGB=(0,0,0). White is the combination of all wavelengths, RGB = (255,255,255) There are other colors missing from the rainbow, like brown and pink, which are combinations of frequencies.

Dutchess_III's avatar

There are no rainbows at night @Patty_Melt.

Yellowdog's avatar

Yes there are. They are black, and you cannot see them, because they are made with no sunlight.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Rainbows ARE sunlight, period. Without sunlight, you can not have rainbows. You can have drops of water in the air still, but they won’t form a rainbow. It’s not like the water droplets gather in a rainbow shape in the air. That’s not how it works.

Yellowdog's avatar

Why aren’t there black rainbows? Isn’t that discrimination?

Dutchess_III's avatar

^^^ Take it up with God.

Yellowdog's avatar

On Saturn there are rainbows at night. They are called rings. Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune have them, too, but they are too thin to be much more than a faint trail. And none of the Gas Giants or Ice Giants have a very solid surface, so you can only see them for like a second. Then you die.

Dutchess_III's avatar

It is still reflected sunlight, no matter what or where it is.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Aurora borealis

Dutchess_III's avatar

The aurora arboreal is created by a different event. I’m guessing it’s a type of radiation. Source

Again, those aren’t rainbows. They’re better than rainbows! I would love to see them sometime.

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