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Dear Ralph

Can there be possibility of Rainbow visible in Desert?

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Prashant

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Hi Prashant,

A rainbow can be seen anywhere, you need two ingredients, 1) the sun and 2) rain.  And yes, it even rains in the desert.  One of the most spectacular rainbows I have ever seen was in the desert Southwest of the US.  There was a sudden rain burst and it created a tripple rainbow!  Double below arching from one side of the canyon to the other and the third was upside down on top of the other two.  So, yes, you can see rainbows in the desert.

The other rainbows in the desert is caused by a fog in certain desert environments like in Namibia, In this case, the sun creates a very diffused rainbow because the water droplets are so small in the fog.  It is quite beautiful..  

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