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    Double Rainbow!

    Hey Relahi, great article! The video had me laughing so hard :-) Anyway, I just wanted to ask a quick question. You said "The white light is refracted into the drop at the boundary between air and water." and "it is reflected off of the inside of the back of the drop and refracted once again as it exits the drop". When the white light is being refracted into the drop, does a small percentage of it get reflected from the surface of the rainbow? Also, when the different colored lights are being reflected off the back of the raindrop, does some light escape the raindrop and refract? Thing is, I'm writing 3 blog posts detailing how exactly a rainbow works, with an explanation of physical laws included, etc. I've written the 1st part, which doesn't yet get into the details of rainbows fully, so I'm still researching. The questions I asked you are important for writing my 2nd and 3rd parts. Since you seem quite experienced with this area of knowledge, do you mind checking out my post and giving some feedback or opinion? Thanks alot! https://scienceforlaymen.wordpress.com/2016/12/09/sky-phenomena-rainbows-part-1/
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