What is the order of the colors in a rainbow?

From top to bottom, the colors in a rainbow are: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet.

Except in the case of double rainbows, which occur when light reflects off another set of raindrops and forms an outer rainbow that’s a pale imitation of the original.

The color sequence in the reflected rainbow is reversed ¬óblues on the outside, then yellows, with the reds forming the inside of the arch.

Next time you see a rainbow, try to spot all the different colors, then make a wish.

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