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Encyclopedia > Rainbow (disambiguation)

A rainbow is an optical or meteorological phenomenon. A complete half-circle rainbow at Lake Zurich. ...


Rainbow may also mean:


In culture:

Social / Political: The Rainbow was a 1915 novel by British author D.H. Lawrence. ... Rainbow (Радуга - pronounced: raduga) is a fictionary planet described in Faraway Rainbow (Далекая Радуга) by Strugatsky brothers. ... Rainbow was a childrens television programme in the United Kingdom which ran on the ITV network from 1972 to 1992. ... A rainbow party is purportedly a group sex event involving fellatio. ... Peter Fendi, 1835 Group sex is sexual behaviour involving more than two participants at the same time. ...

In music: Rainbow Warrior II Rainbow Warrior is the name of a series of ships operated by Greenpeace. ... Banner hung by the people of Richwood to welcome attendees of the nearby 2005 gathering in West Virginia The Rainbow Family of Living Light, sometimes known as the Rainbow Tribe, is an international loose affiliation of individuals who have a common goal of trying to achieve peace and love on... Six color rainbow gay pride flag flying over the Castro gay village in San Francisco, June 2005 Rainbow flags at Bucharests annual GayFest LGBT pride parade, 2005 A rainbow flag is a multi-colored flag consisting of stripes in the colors of the rainbow. ... The Rainbow Coalition refers to at least three groups. ... Party logo The Rainbow (Greek: Oυράνιο Tόξο, Macedonian: Виножито) is a political party in Greece. ... The record for the largest human rainbow was broken by the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Most Reverend Desmond Mpilo Tutu (born 7th October 1931) is a South African cleric and activist who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid. ...

In computers: Eric Claptons Rainbow Concert was an album recorded live at the London Rainbow theatre, released in 1973. ... Remember Me This Way is a 1974 album by Rock singer Gary Glitter. ... . ... Rainbow is the ninth album and sixth studio album by American singer Mariah Carey, released in the United States on November 2, 1999 (see 1999 in music) by Columbia Records. ... A complete half-circle rainbow at Lake Zurich. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... KISS is an American glam rock/hard rock band formed in New York City in 1973 (see 1973 in music). ... Essential Neil Diamond album cover. ...

Brandnames: The Rainbow was a monthly magazine for the TRS-80 Color Computer by the Tandy Corporation (now RadioShack). ... Digital Equipment Corporation joined the microcomputer revolution a little late when it introduced the Rainbow-100 in 1982. ... Digital Equipment Corporation was a pioneering company in the American computer industry. ... Apple Computer, Inc. ...

In mythology: Rainbow Sandals logo Rainbow Sandals Inc. ... The Co-op refers to supermarkets and convenience stores owned by a variety of local Co-operative societies but largely marketed and operated in a coordinated way across the United Kingdom. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy one of the guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia on one of the following topics: If you are familiar with the subject matter, please expand the article to establish its notability, citing reliable sources. ...

Main article: Rainbows in mythology

Military: The rainbow, a natural phenomenon noted for its beauty and inexplicability, has been a favorite component of mythology throughout history. ... In Greek mythology, Iris was the daughter of Thaumas and the ocean nymph Electra and one of the Oceanids (according to Hesiod), the personification of the rainbow and messenger of the gods. ... In Norse Mythology, Bifröst is the bridge leading from the realm of the mortals Midgard to the realm of the gods Asgard, which the gods travel daily to hold their councils under the shade of the tree Yggdrasill. ... The Rainbow Serpent/Snake is a major mythological being for Aboriginal people across Australia, although the creation stories associated with it are best known from northern Australia. ...

Other uses: The Battle of Gravelines is the name given to two battles: The first was fought on July 13, 1558 during the 1547-59 war between France and Spain. ... Combatants England Dutch Republic Spain Portugal Commanders Charles Howard Francis Drake Duke of Medina Sidonia Strength 34 warships 163 merchant vessels 22 galleons 108 merchant vessels Casualties 500 dead or wounded 600 dead, 397 captured 3 merchant ships sunk 1 merchant ship captured The Spanish Armada or Great/Grand Armada... The AGM-136 Tacit Rainbow is amissile created by the United States of America. ... See also: The Philadelphia Experiment (movie) The Philadelphia Experiment is a supposed secret experiment conducted by the U.S. Navy at the Philadelphia Naval Yards at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on or before October 28, 1943, which went horribly awry. ... The Philadelphia Experiment allegedly was a secret experiment conducted by the U.S. Navy at the Philadelphia Naval Yards at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on or before October 28, 1943, which went horribly awry. ...


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Rainbow - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3197 words)
A rainbow is an optical and meteorological phenomenon that causes a nearly continuous spectrum of light to appear in the sky when the Sun shines onto droplets of moisture in the Earth's atmosphere.
The rainbow's appearance is caused by dispersion of sunlight as it is refracted by (approximately spherical) raindrops.
Rainbow flags have also been used as a symbol of the Cooperative movement; as a symbol of peace, especially in Italy; to represent the Tawantin Suyu, or Inca territory, in Peru and Ecuador; by some Druze communities in the Middle east; and by the Jewish Autonomous Oblast.
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