About National Find a Rainbow Day
Every year, on April 3rd, the world celebrates the National Find a Rainbow Day.
Rainbows are considered magical in many cultures - the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow in Ireland - and people across the globe appreciate these natural phenomena for their beauty. On National Find a Rainbow Day, people also study the science behind a rainbow. This day is popular among researchers who want to find out more about this beautiful natural phenomena.
Artists also look for rainbows during the National Find a Rainbow Day. Those who find rainbows then try to recreate its beauty on the canvas. Others create poetry and music after being inspired by rainbows.
What is a Rainbow?
When the sun's rays are refracted through the Earth's atmosphere at a certain angle, the light disperses and forms a colourful arc across the sky, called the rainbow. The basic science behind a rainbow was first explained by Issac Newton with his Prism dispersion experiment.