Have you ever spotted a rainbow wheel? Rainbow Belle gets very excited about them â€“ they look like huge colourful wheels turning in the sky!
- When there is a rainbow in the sky, dark clouds or heavy rain in certain areas under the rainbow can stop the light from reaching your eyes.
- These dark clouds or raindrops create the illusion of stripes in the sky, giving the effect of big wheel spokes â€“ sort of like a giant wagon wheel!
- If the clouds are moving across the sky very quickly, it can even look like the rainbow wheel is turning! This is one of Rainbow Belle‘s favourite tricks of nature and a true Special Wonder!
Melinda’s photo (above) is a brilliant example of a rainbow wheel. The dark spokes coming out from the central point are actually rain or the shadows of clouds. See if you can spot a Rainbow Wheel next time you’re outside – and maybe you’ll see Rainbow Belle, too!
Spot the difference!
Can you find three differences between these two rainbow pictures?