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# What is the shape of a rainbow?

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The rainbow is actually a circle. The full rainbow can be seen from an airplane.

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In reality, the shape of rainbow is a circle. The center of the circle is an imaginary line between the center of the sun and the head of the viewer.

At every point in a rainbow, the anglebetween the sun and your eyeis the same. The only shape that can accomplish that is a circle.

They aren't; their entire shape is a complete circle. From our position during rainbow formation, we can only see half of the rainbow.

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The rainbow is actually circular in shape and it appears semi circular in shape to you as the clouds block out the lower part of it resulting in what you see.

From the ground it appears as if the rainbow is a semi-circle. But in fact a rainbow is actually a circle! If you are high enough up and you are looking from the right angle you can actually see the whole rainbow as a circle.

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cause of rain reflection through sunlight.

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No. A rainbow is always round. On the ground, the bottom part is hidden, but in the sky, like from the view of a flying airplane, it can be seen as a round shape. Check the link below for more information:

The word Rainbow comes because when light goes through rain it forms colors in an arc or bow shape.

When you look at a rainbow from a height high enough so that the sun shines on water particles below you, you will see a full-circle rainbow instead of a horseshoe shape.

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Because the angle formed by a line(from the sun) --> (to any point on the rainbow) and then --> (to your eye),is always the same angle, for any point on the rainbow.The only way that can happen is if the rainbow looks to you like a part of a circle.

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Arc would be my best guess. An arc is like the shape of a rainbow.

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It's shaped almost like a long bar of soap or rugby ball.

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