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Discussion » Questions » Science and Technology » What do you think would happen if lightning struck a rainbow?

What do you think would happen if lightning struck a rainbow?

It always seems to miss.  

https://www.google.com/amp/s/gizmodo.com/rainbow-lightning-is-a-rare-and-dazzling-sight-1724334117/amp

Posted - February 1

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  • 24268
    Nothing. A rainbow is not a thing, so it can't be hit by anything. It is only light caused by miniscule water droplets.
      February 1, 2019 10:18 AM MST
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  • 7087
    Oh.
      February 1, 2019 10:20 AM MST
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  • 24268
    The pic was awesome, but for some reason, when I clicked on it, answermug disappeared and I had to log back on.
      February 1, 2019 10:25 AM MST
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  • 24268
    Actually, I made a slight error. The light is created by the sun. The water droplets act as prisms and refract the light, causing the rainbow. I suppose they could get interrupted by the lightning.
      February 1, 2019 10:55 AM MST
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  • 7087
    Right ok.
      February 1, 2019 10:56 AM MST
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  • 1685
    So light is not a thing? If I shine light in your eyes will you not notice something? 
      February 1, 2019 10:27 AM MST
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  • 24268
    Light is energy and has no mass. Things have to have mass.
      February 1, 2019 10:57 AM MST
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  • 1685
    This happened and 1674, and the result was a bunch of new stars. 
      February 1, 2019 10:28 AM MST
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  • 7087
    Now that is good science. 
      February 1, 2019 11:28 AM MST
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  • 3898
    Then a Leprechaun would get it's wings because it would get electrocuted and go to leprechaun Heaven. Cheers! 
      February 1, 2019 10:29 AM MST
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  • 7087
    I imagine would melt his pot of gold too.
      February 1, 2019 10:54 AM MST
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