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Find a Rainbow Day

The adage "April showers bring May flowers" may be true, but April showers also bring rainbows, and today is a day to go out and look for them. Rainbows are made by light reflecting, refracting, and dispersing in water droplets in the earth's atmosphere. Rainbows appear opposite the sun, but are not located in a specific spot—they can be viewed by looking through water droplets in the sky from a certain angle. The colors of the rainbow, from outside to inside, are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. These colors are remembered by learning the acronym "Roy G. Biv."

How to Observe Find a Rainbow Day

If you are lucky, it will rain today, and the skies will clear and the sun will shine. You then should easily be able to find a rainbow. If there isn't a rainstorm near you, and you are feeling adventurous, check where there will be rain and take a drive to see if you can find a rainbow somewhere else. Once you find a rainbow, make sure to take pictures of it to share on social media and to have for yourself. Rainbows show us that there is beauty after a storm, so maybe today is a good day for finding beauty in things that are hard or don't seem so pleasant. One way to find a rainbow is to make one yourself. Why not dedicate the whole day to rainbows? Make a rainbow cake, rainbow Jello, or another rainbow inspired food. Get some rainbow colored clothes to wear. Spend the day listening to songs that mention rainbows, such as "Somewhere Over The Rainbow," "She's a Rainbow," or "She Talks to Rainbows."

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