A rainbow is a circle if viewed from the air, and it is sometimes not even that, if it is faint enough
A rainbow is a circle. What we see from almost any point on earth is a semicircle, or just a part of the rainbow. We can only see it from horizon to horizon, or just an arc of the whole rainbow. Occasionally we can see a full circle of a rainbow in the sky surrounding the sun, and sometimes multiple ones.
A semicircle means a half circle.
A rainbow results from sunlight passing thru raindrops that results in a prism effect that makes a complete circle. You only see a semicircle because of the horizon, but from an air plane you would see the full circle
Semicircle is HALF of a circle!
becaz the critical angle of rainbow is so large......
Half of A circle
The circumference of a circle = 2π r = π a (where a is the base of the semicircle and is also the diameter of the circle) The perimeter of the semicircle = half the perimeter of the circle + the base length The perimeter of the semicircle = πa/2 + a = a(1 + π /2) feet
It is a half a circle STUPID!!!!!