NEW YORK – Monday morning found many individuals in our region gazing upward at the sky to take in a breathtaking view.
A gigantic rainbow emerged and was able to be seen over the state of New Jersey.
The interaction of light with water droplets in the atmosphere is what causes rainbows to appear.
This one caused quite a few people to speculate as to whether or not the effects of climate change are responsible for the increasing frequency and magnitude of rainbows.
“Aside from the possibility that there will be more precipitation, I do not believe that climate change is a significant cause for rainbows.
A warmer atmosphere can hold more water, which may result in an increase in the number of rain showers; however, I don’t believe that there has been a discernible increase in the number of rainbows that have been appearing as of late “Stephen Holler, who serves as the head of the department of physics at Fordham University, stated.
According to Holler, the only way to see a rainbow is with your back turned to the sun. According to him, it is constantly at a 42-degree angle when viewed from your perspective.