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Weather: Rainbow over nature preserve researchers Holt and Quizenberry. Waikamoi, island of Maui, Hawaii. Rainbows occur when the observer is facing falling rain or mist but with the sun behind them. White light is reflected inside the raindrops and split into its component colors by refraction. (1984)

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Weather: Rainbow over nature preserve researchers Holt and Quizenberry. Waikamoi, island of Maui, Hawaii. Rainbows occur when the observer is facing falling rain or mist but with the sun behind them. White light is reflected inside the raindrops and split into its component colors by refraction. (1984)