What is the order of colors in a rainbow?

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triteamdan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Isaac Newton, to whom we owe a great deal of gratitude for his pioneering work on what light is and how colors combine to make the rainbow, summarized it as you have seen in other answers to this questions: Red -- Orange -- Yellow -- Green -- Blue -- Indigo -- and Violet.  However this can be a little misleading for two reasons.

1. There are actually many more colors in the rainbow than we have names for.  Our eyes are capable of distinguishing millions of individual shades of color!

2. When we think about the rainbow in the ROYGBIV colors, we usually make a mistake.  What many people call "blue" in the rainbow is actually cyan, you know, like what you use in your color printer.  Cyan stimulates the parts of our eye that see green and blue equally.  Your computer monitor that you are looking at right now produces cyan by combining equal light levels of green and blue as well.  The actual pure blue, is what Newton unfortunately referred to as "indigo."  So in terms of what colors are actually there, a more accurate summary of the rainbow would be Red -- Orange -- Yellow -- Green -- Cyan -- Blue -- Violet

unkyd eNotes educator| Certified Educator

A rainbow is made by the reflection and refraction of light that interacts with raindrops.  Depending on how this interaction occurs with your location relative to the sun and the raindrops you may see a primary and even a secondary rainbow.

The interaction that occurs to create the primary rainbow will produce a spectrum of colors in order Red - Orange - Yellow - Green - Blue - Indigo -Violet (ROY G BIV) with Red occuring on the outside edge of the rainbow to Violet occuring on the insdie edge (closest to the center) of the rainbow.

The extra reflection that occurs to produce the secondary rainbow causes the colors to reverse order.  So on the secondary rainbow Red will occur on the inside edge followed by Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, then Violet on the outside edge of the secondary rainbow.

Check the sites below if you want to see a little more detail on how this works.

selmasharafaz eNotes educator| Certified Educator

VIBGYOR: This is the easiest way to remember.

Violet, Indigo, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red.

You must remember though that red is the longest wavelength in the visible spectrum and appears at the top of rainbows and to the left-hand side on a  horizontal wavelength spectrum while violet is the shortest wavelength in the visible spectrum and appears on the bottom of rainbows and to the right-hand side on a horizontal wavelength spectrum. So, reading left to right, the order of the colors is red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet:

ROYGBIV

These are the seven colours on the visible spectrum. Beyond violet are the ultraviolet rays and before red are the infrared rays.

kdmancuso06 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The order of the rainbow is ROYGBIV (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet). It is caused by a breakup of white light wavelenght (all colors) when it hits water. It is refracted as it passes through the water droplets in the sky (moisture after rain) and breaks into 7 different sizes of wavelenghts. The largest of the color wavelenght is Red and the smallest is Violet. They have the different sizes due to the amount of energy they come with as they travel from the sun to our eyes! 

tjbrewer eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The Colors in the rainbow order are easy to remember with ROY G. BIV

Red
Orange
Yellow

Green

Blue
Indigo
Violet

alexb2 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Here's an image of the colors of the rainbow in order which makes it easy for you to see how they work in order. Enjoy!

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renee-sullivan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet!

fact-finder | Student

A rainbow is composed of the entire spectrum of colors of visible light, from the longest wavelength, red, to the shortest wavelength, violet. The order of colors in a rainbow is easiest to remember by the following mnemonic (a formula that helps one remember something): ROY G. BIV. R=red, O=orange, Y=yellow, G=green, B=blue, I = indigo, and V=violet. Red is at the top edge of the rainbow and violet is at the bottom edge, with the other colors in between.

Rainbows are created both by reflection and refraction (bending) of sunlight in raindrops. As sunlight enters a raindrop, it bends and it is separated into its constituent colors (the colors that comprise white light [ROY G. BIV]. Some of the light—that which travels at a "critical" angle—is reflected off the back of the raindrop. (A "critical" angle is the angle at which sunlight must strike the back of the raindrop, in order to be reflected back to the front of the drop.) Each color strikes the back of the raindrop at a slightly different angle, thus each color emerges from the front of the raindrop at a slightly different angle.

Only one color exits from each raindrop at the exact angle necessary to reach the observer's eye. An observer sees only one color at a time reflecting from each raindrop. For this reason, it takes millions of raindrops to create a rainbow.

Sources: Ahrens, C. Donald. Meteorology Today: An Introduction to Weather, Climate, and the Environment, 5th ed., pp. 100-103; Engelbert, Phillis. The Complete Weather Resource, vol. 2, pp. 331, 333; Schaefer, Vincent J., and John A. Day. A Field Guide to the Atmosphere, p. 163; World Book Encyclopedia, vol. 16, p. 128.

chelsea492 | Student

The order in colors of the rainbow are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.:) i learned that when u reflect light on water it creates the rainbow and that why when it rains the rainbow appear in the sky:))<3<3<3

alohastine | Student

ROY G BIV

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet

 

cassie111 | Student

Red, orange, yellow,green,blue indigo, violet

rishabh-malu | Student

just remember

(first)Richard Red

Of Orange

York Yellow

Gave Green

Battle Blue

In Indigo

(last)Vain Violet

hope this helps!

cheezea | Student

ROY G BIV (think of this as a person's name)

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet

sweetsallonie | Student

V : Violet

I : Indigo

B : Blue

G : Green

Y : Yellow

O : Orange

R : Red

 

ilashukla | Student

violet indigo blue green yellow orange red (VIBGYOR)

doniyke | Student

The rainbow have 7 colours which are visible to human sight . But this colours can b mixed to give other complementary colours and secondary colours. Using this as a remembrance ROYGBIV meaning R=red which have the strongest wave lenght. O=Orange, Y=yellow, G=green , also have a stronger wavelength, B=blue, I=indigo, V=violet. Note that Blue, red and yellow are primary colours while the rest are either secondary,intermediate or complementary colours

ayy-dee | Student

I also learnt as 'VIBGYOR'

V : Violet

I : Indigo

B : Blue

G : Green

Y : Yellow

O : Orange

R : Red

kashino168 | Student

the color of the rainbow:

- red

- orange

- yellow

- green

- light blue

- dark blue

- purple

Overall there are 7 color in a rainbow

dancedan | Student

red, orange, yellow, greeen, blue, purple (violet)

bishalnaskar | Student

The Order is "VIBGYOR"

V=Violet

I=Indigo

B=Blue

G=Green

O=Orange

R=Red

 

ajprincess | Student

V- voilet

I-indigo

B-blue

G-green

Y-yellow

O-orange

R-red

Its VIBGYOR

keshavmwd14 | Student

The Order is "VIBGYOR"

V=Violet

I=Indigo

B=Blue

G=Green

O=Orange

R=Red

chavda211 | Student

Personally, I learnt ROY-G-BIV however you could also learn

Richard

Of

York

Gave

Battle

In

Vain

lakshmi1997 | Student

The Order is :

V=Violet

I=Indigo

B=Blue

G=Green

Y=Yellow

O=Orange

R=Red

finnally VIBGYOR  :)

beancounters | Student

ROY G. BIV is a great mnemonic device for this.

R-Red

O-Orange

Y-Yellow

G - Green

B - Blue

I - Indigo

V - Violet

There's even a song about this by They Might Be Giants.

twinkysweet30 | Student

The Order is "VIBGYOR"

V=Violet

I=Indigo

B=Blue

G=Green

O=Orange

R=Red

 

mudkipzarecool | Student

Loads of people have got it the wrong way round...

Ask my friend, ROY G. BIV

 

(if you're a tad bit slow, then Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet)

lnj100 | Student
All you need to remember is this: ROY G BIV (or ROYGBIV). These letters stand for the order of the colors of the rainbow, which are: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet.

Another way to remember the order of the colors of the rainbow is to recite the phrase Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain.
butterflysara | Student

I learned ROY G BIV as well:

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet

They are seen in a rainbow (the result of white light refracting off water droplets) or from light traveling through a prism. Red has the longest wavelength while violet has the shortest.

 

nehajoko | Student

V - violet

I- Indigo

B- Blue

G - Green

Y-Yellow

O- Orange

R - Red

 

radhalakshmi2907 | Student

VIBGYOR

i.e

violet

indigo

blue

green

yellow

orange

red

dunny93 | Student

In school I learned = Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain

Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet

Thats the way I learned it anyway :)

abhi4307 | Student

The color of Rainbow is VIBYGOR.

Violet, Indigo, Blue, Yellow, Green, Orange and Red.

 

siret | Student

Red is not the first but is the last colour in the rainbow

VIBGYOR

 

VIOLET

INDIGO

GREEN

YELLOW

ORANGE

RED

demon300 | Student

Roy G Biv

r-red

o-orange

y-yellow

g-green

b-blue

i-indigo

v-violet

fosterelliot | Student
Top to bottom. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet.
paulkw | Student

the fastest way to remember the colours in the order they occur is by saying

Richard Of York Gained Battle In Vain.

the first capita letter of each word denotes the colour

R for red O fororange Y for yellow G for green B for blue I for indigo  and V for violet

berlynnneo | Student

It is ROYGBIV-Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet

azzyj | Student

Red,Orange,Yellow,Green,Blue,Indigo,Violet

Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain

abhi4307 | Student

The order of colours in a rainbow are:-

V- Violet

I-  Indigo

B- Blue

Y- Yellow

G- Green

O- Orange

R- Red

subha18 | Student

RED 
ORANGE
YELLOW
GREEN
BLUE
INDIGO
VIOLET

kushshah | Student
A rainbow is composed of the entire spectrum of colors of visible light, from the longest wavelength, red, to the shortest wavelength, violet. The order of colors in a rainbow is easiest to remember by the following mnemonic (a formula that helps one remember something): ROY G. BIV. R=red, O=orange, Y=yellow, G=green, B=blue, I = indigo, and V=violet. Red is at the top edge of the rainbow and violet is at the bottom edge, with the other colors in between. Rainbows are created both by reflection and refraction (bending) of sunlight in raindrops. As sunlight enters a raindrop, it bends and it is separated into its constituent colors (the colors that comprise white light [ROY G. BIV]. Some of the light—that which travels at a "critical" angle—is reflected off the back of the raindrop. (A "critical" angle is the angle at which sunlight must strike the back of the raindrop, in order to be reflected back to the front of the drop.) Each color strikes the back of the raindrop at a slightly different angle, thus each color emerges from the front of the raindrop at a slightly different angle. Only one color exits from each raindrop at the exact angle necessary to reach the observer's eye. An observer sees only one color at a time reflecting from each raindrop. For this reason, it takes millions of raindrops to create a rainbow.
nlong37 | Student

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet.

Think of the name Roy G Biv

R is red o is orange...

elekzy | Student

R-O-Y G B-I-V

R-Red

O-Orange

Y-Yellow

G-Green

B-Blue

I-Indigo

V-Violet

asmathwiz | Student

red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet

sanjukunde | Student

the order of the colours from the bottom is

VIBGYOR

V:Violet

I:Indigo

B:Blue

G:Green

Y:Yellow

O:Orange

R:Red

gnanu | Student

This is a simple mnemonic to remember the order of colours in a rainbow

VIBGYOR(Very Innocent  Ben Garfield Yorkshire ordered raspberries)

Violet

Indigo

Green 

Yellow

Orange

Red

 

 

noor-ul-nida | Student

people who have learned it as VIBGYOR just remember that the order is reverse.

rockstarbuddy | Student

R-red
O-orange
Y-yellow
G-green
B-blue
I-indigo
V-violet

here red deviates the least and violet deviates the most!

 

raghav1996 | Student

Orange, blue, green, gold, violet, then indigo. rainbows tend to occur when water is submerged in a solid e.g. butter. This was discovered by Dr. Rainion Bow in 1786

vgopaul12 | Student

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet

jwielchul | Student

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet.

ayush17 | Student


Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet.are in line 



abbagumps | Student

very simply
Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet
is the colors of the rainbow in order

jds-143 | Student

My five year old knows the correct way of which the colors of the rainbow goes. I've never seen a rainbow start with violet. 

kkkkk369 | Student

The colors of the rainbow in order are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. A good way to remember it is ROY G. BIV.

khansaqib | Student

The rainbow is the visible light spectrum, split into main areas. These can be remembered with the mnemonic Richard Of York Gained Battle In Vain (ROYGBIV) which stands for Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet. This represents the visible light spectrum from high energy to low energy.

 

danikajadeee | Student

ROY G BIV : Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet.

I learned the ROY G BIV name in school a long time ago.
There has been billions of answers but why not add on...several people have it wrong anyways.

vgopaul12 | Student

V=Violet

I=Indigo

B=Blue

G=Green

O=Orange

R=Red

suretowin | Student

VIBGYOR

V- VIOLET

I-INDINGO

B-BLUE

G-GREEN

Y-YELLOW

O-ORANGE

R-RED

sabihakhtar | Student

VIOLET

INDIGO

BLUE

GREEN

YELLOW

ORANGE

RED

myfavouritehero | Student

The order is "VIBGYOR" :-

V : Violet

I : Indigo

B : Blue

G : Green

Y : Yellow

O : Orange

R : Red

i-killed-pluto | Student

ISNT THERE OTHER COLORS LIKE SKY BLUE AND PERIWINKLE AND BRICK RED?!?!?! DX

 

sanjeev5757 | Student

Rainbows are formed by sunlight falling on sundrops.The observer's back must be towards the sun to view it.Rainbows are of two types.

PRIMARY RAINBOW: It has coloured band,having RED on the out side and VIOLET on the inner side.

SECONDRY RAINBOW:It has coloued band having VIOLET on the out side and RED on inner side.It is fainter than the primary one.

garimagupta2210 | Student

After the rain a few droplets are left hanging in the sky,so when the sun rays fell on these droplets they relects the lift nd then the white light of sun is divided in seven unique colours forming a rainbow.

The order of colours in a rainbow is "VIBGYOR"

V=Voilet

I=Indigo

B=Blue

G=Green

Y=Yellow

O=Orange

R=Red

pororohandy | Student

V-Violet

I-Indigo

B-Blue

G-Green

Y-Yellow

O-Orange

R-Red

crazynitin998 | Student

the order is VIBGYOR

V-Violet

I-Indigo

B-Blue

G-Green

Y-Yellow

O-Orange

R-Red

 

Red

Orange

Yellow

Green

Blue 

Indigo 

Violet/Purple

ashleyxo1231 | Student

The acronym for remembering the colors of the rainbow is:

Roy G Biv  where

r=red

o=orange

y=yellow

g=green

b=blue

i=indigo and

v=violet

 

d771996 | Student

VIBGYOR - Violet,Indigo,Blue,Green,Yellow,Orange and Red

fishyfishishappy | Student

Red ,Orange, Yellow, Green ,Blue , Dark Blue ,Violet, Purple, Pink

anilkumar619 | Student

the orders of the colors are following ways:-

 R=red,

O=orange,

Y=yellow,

G=green,

B=blue,

I = indigo,

and V=violet. 

irha-nadeem | Student

rainbow has 7 colours: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo nad violet.  

tumblebaby87 | Student

Just remeber the name ROY G. BIV

Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indio Violet

loraaa | Student

 dark blue- purple-red-yellow- green- light blue-orange

aneesh123 | Student

we did to remember VIBGROY

V=violet

I=indigo

B=blue

G=green

R=red

O=orange

Y=yellow

but if we see it opposite than it wold be in the order 

Y=yellow

O=orange                                                                                                
R=red

G=green

B=blue

I=indigo

V=violet

 

 

 

 

 

 

sriakurup | Student

violet

indigo

blue

green

orange

red

if you say backwords also it is correct but violet is the nearer and red farther.

nalinidwivedi | Student

1.violet  2.indigo 3.blue 4.green 5.orange 6.yellow  7.red                                                                                     

mmcentire | Student

This is an easy answer. Part of becoming a student of any discipline is learning the most efficient way of gathering information. This format doesn't use your time wisely. With that said, did you need those in order and did you need an explanation of rainbows specifically.  If not, then your answer is violet, indego, blue, green, orange, red. 

karengettystewart | Student

ROYGBIV:

R=Red, O=Orange, Y=Yellow, G=Green, B=Blue, I=Indigo, V=Violet

These make up Visible Light which is the only parts of the Electromagnetic Spectrum that can be seen with the unaided eye. These colors can be seen when light passes through a spectrum that separates these colors.
 
ALL rainbows are always in this order. 
aynah | Student

its very simple to remember..

just remember the word 'vibgyor" and here it goes...

V - violet

I - indigo

B - blue

G - green

Y - yellow

O - orange

R - red 

keep smiling :)

manish001 | Student

from bottom to top its VIBGYOR.

i.e.V=voilet,I=indigo,B=blue,G=green,Y=yellow,O=orange,R=red.

shanshine | Student

This is the order of colors in the rainbow:

1.Red

2.Orange

3.Yellow

4.Green

5.Blue

6.Indigo

7.Violet

rasi | Student

Learn it as VIBGYOR " Very intelligent banker gave you our rope"

V Violet

I Indigo

B Blue

G Green

Y Yellow

O Orange

R Red

manas99 | Student

V-Violet

I-Indigo

B-Blue

G-Green

Y-yellow

O-Orange

R-Red

On the whole-VIBGYOR

shubhi4 | Student

R=RED, O=ORANGE, Y=YELLOW, G=GREEN, B=BLUE, I=INDIGO, V=VIOLET

hailie50 | Student

the order of the colours in a rainbow is VIBGYOR, sumthing we were tought when we were little kids. 

V stands for VIOLET

I stands for INDIGO

B stands for BLUE 

G stands for GREEN

Y stands for YELLOW 

O stands for ORANGE

And R stands for RED. 

hahrhshh | Student

Vibgyor 

VOILET

INDIGO

BLUE

GREEN

YELLOW

ORANGE

RED

(just the opposite order that is ROY G BIV)

 

hmshah98knic | Student

An easy way to remember the colours of a rainbow is just by remembering the code "VIBGYOR" which states the colours are:

Violet

Indigo

Blue 

Green

Yellow

Orange 

Red

television123 | Student

the order is 

VIBGYOR

V FOR VOILET

I FOR INDIGIO

B FOR BLUE

G FOR GREEN

Y FOR YELLOW

O FOR ORANGE

R FOR RED

k5ado0oy | Student

V : Violet

I : Indigo

B : Blue

G : Green

Y : Yellow

O : Orange

R : Red

are the colors

abhiabhishek | Student

In a rainbow 7 colors r there which r voilet,indigo,blue,green,yellow,orange,red.......from bottom to top...

u can learn by VIBGYOR......a rainbow in physics is called VIBGYOR

overworked | Student

1. Violet

2. Indigo

3. Blue

4. Green

5. Yellow

6. Orange

7. Red

 

jeremydodson | Student

Red

Orange

Yellow

 

Green

 

Blue

Indigo

Violet

kc7092 | Student

 

Newton originally (1672) named only five primary colours red,yellow,green, blue, violet .



Later he included orange and indigo. giving seven colours by analogy to the number of notes in a musical scale.

 

ishangoenka | Student

yo man, its VIBGYOR.

miami-heat-6 | Student

ROYGBIV

R: Red

O: Orange

Y: Yellow

G: Green

B: Blue

I: Indigo

V: Violet 

amanda-panda | Student

The colours from bottom to top are red, orange, yellow, green,blue, indigo, violet.

fzil | Student
The key is to remember ROY G. BIV Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet
littlebirdgreenday | Student

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple. I don't know when all this indigo non-sense started, but I wasn't present when they put the vote on it. I think the original 6 is the best.

rajesh66 | Student

violet,indigo, blue,green,yellow,orange,red

VIBGYOR

ayy-dee | Student

In Order......Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet!!!

 

bookofshadows | Student
bunnylove | Student

Roy G. Biv

humnameer | Student

V : Violet

I : Indigo

B : Blue

G : Green

Y : Yellow

O : Orange

R : Red

ishaquethegreat | Student

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet

twinkysweet30 | Student

The Order is "VIBGYOR"

V=Violet

I=Indigo

B=Blue

G=Green

O=Orange

R=Red

mrmayank | Student
vibgyor r=red o=orange y=yellow g=green b=blue i=indigo v=violet
yuhao | Student

red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet

krishnasis123 | Student

The order of the colours of the rainbow is 

Red 

Orange

Green

Blue

Indigo 

Violet

It can be easily remebered by VIBGYOR (or ROY-G-BIV)

Hope this helps :) 

 

pradhyuman | Student

The Order Of Colors In A Rainbow is:

The order is ''VIBGYOR''

Violet=V

Indigo=I

Blue=B

Green=G

Yellow=Y

Orange=O

Red=R

astrosonu | Student

the order is ''VIBGYOR''

Violet

Indigo

Blue

Green

Yellow

Orange

Red

susdas | Student

The Order:

V=Violet

I=Indigo

B=Blue

G=Green

O=Orange

R=Red

These colors are the refraction of the white color that it refracts through the prism glass.

iswaryalakshmi | Student

 roygbiv-

r-red

o-orange

y-yellow

g-green

b-blue

v-violet

smartypants132 | Student

V : Violet

I : Indigo

B : Blue

G : Green

Y : Yellow

O : Orange

R : Red

bkmaria | Student

Red

Orange

Yellow

Green

Indigo

Violet

 

These colours are the refraction of the white colour that it refracts throug the prism glass

iplayball25 | Student

ROY G BIV

R= Red

O= Orange

Y= Yellow

G= Green

B= Blue

I= Indigo

V= Violet

saadsaeed | Student

you remember by word vibgyor......................

V : Violet

I : Indigo

B : Blue

G : Green

Y : Yellow

O : Orange

R : Red

ilovemusic1225 | Student

I learned the name Roy G. Biv to remember the order. So

R=Red

O=Orange

Y=Yellow

G=Green

B=Blue

I=Indigo

V=Violet

slygirl | Student
For this one you have to recruit you good old friend Roy G. Biv. Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet (I looked it up my science textbook to be sure)
inneedofhelp3550 | Student

V : Violet

I : Indigo

B : Blue

G : Green

Y : Yellow

O : Orange

R : Red

ayy-dee | Student

In Order......Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet!!!

school-help-needed | Student

ROGBIP

Random Oranges Gonna Bomb In Paris

Red Orange Green Blue Indigo Purple

topperoo | Student

You can remember the word VIBGYOUR.

sat2010 | Student

R-Red

O-Orange

Y-Yellow

G - Green

B - Blue

I - Indigo

V - Violet

bandana | Student

The order of the colour of a rainbow is the order of a spectrum, that is light broken into seven colours when passing through a prism.The order is Violet,Indigo,Blue,Green,Yellow,Orange and Red.It falls into a formula-VIBGYOR.

aquabubbles | Student

just remember ROY G BIV. watch the link. red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet

shihan | Student

red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.:)

user2185617 | Student

r-red

o-orange

y-yellow

g-green

b-blue

i-indigo

v-violet

i think this will help you.

nithya73 | Student

A rainbow is an optical phonomenon caused by the reflection of light(usually sunlight). The order of colors is(from bottom to top):

V:Violet

I:Indigo

B:Blue

G:Green

Y:Yellow

O:Orange

R:Red

sweetskittles24 | Student

red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet!

hadjartahax | Student

The order is Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet :) x

sodapopjo | Student

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet

unrealown | Student

The Order is "VIBGYOR"

V=Violet

I=Indigo

B=Blue

G=Green

O=Orange

R=Red

luiji | Student

you know, I think we get it by now...

chili32 | Student

The order is Violet, Indigo, Blue, Gree, Yellow, Orange and Red.

Shortly called as VIBGYOR

ebiano | Student

V=Violet

I=Indigo

B=Blue

G=Green

O=Orange

R=Red

 

loganpa | Student

The colors are easily memorized with the neumonic aid: "Roy-G Biv"  It is scientifically explained as the result of refraction of the pure white light entering the Earth's atmosphere and being "bent" into it's components.  It is important to understand that we are discussing only visible light- or rather light visible to the regular human eye.  It is all based on the wavelength of the individual rays of light.  THe rays are infinite as are rays of each of the "bands of wavelenghts of light.

 

From  lowest energy to highest energy they are:

Red 

Orange

Yellow

Green

Blue 

Indigo

Violet

Naturally as the waves are lower energy than red they are called infrared (think of an infrared heater) and higher energy than violet- yes you guessed it- ultraviolet.

 

Culturally, politically, and religiously the colors mean many different things:

God's promise to man 

A colatition of human kind

the gay flag

A path over which lies a fabulus place or a pot of gold!

carbovader | Student

The order is as follows:

Violet V

Indigo I

Blue B

Green G

Yellow Y

Orange O

Red R

atlaswave | Student

The correct order is Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet. You can learn it using this ROYGBIV or Richard OYork Gave Battle IVain

plshelpme | Student

Richard           RED

Of                 ORANGE

York              YELLOW

Gave              GREEN                        ROYGBIV

Battle              BLUE

In                 INDIGO

Vain              VIOLET

teamreadit | Student

The rainbow have 7 colours which are visible to human sight . But this colours can b mixed to give other complementary colours and secondary colours. Using this as a remembrance ROYGBIV meaning R=red which have the strongest wave lenght. O=Orange, Y=yellow, G=green , also have a stronger wavelength, B=blue, I=indigo, V=violet. Note that Blue, red and yellow are primary colours while the rest are either secondary,intermediate or complementary colours

melissazamora7 | Student

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet :) 

luiji | Student

Just in case you haven't got the point:

Use the acronym ROY G. BIV

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet.

nissan370z | Student

ROY G BIV

 

Red

Orange

Yellow

Green

Blue

Indigo

Violet

emmy888 | Student

RED

ORANGE

YELLOW

GREEN

BLUE

INDIGO

VIOLET

robbymanis | Student

ROYGBIV

dinolove66 | Student

Red

Orange

Yellow

Green

Blue

Indigo

Violet

my science teacher taught me this :)

prashansaranjan | Student

its very easy to remember

v-voilet

i-indigo

b-blue

g-green

y-yellow

o-orange

r-red

just remember the code word VIBGYOR..

the rainbow displays this based on the wavelenths and densities.

cool-me | Student

The order of the colors are in the word Vibgyor. which means:


V for violet

I for indigo

B for blue

for green

Y for yellow

O for orange

R for red

 

nani2006 | Student

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet

 
aminiasi | Student

red,orange,yellow,green,blue, indigo and violet.

shahanb | Student

Red, orange, yellow,green,blue indigo, violet 

user1057969 | Student

red orange yellow green blue indgo volet

Shruthi Keerthi | Student

red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet

ayush1389 | Student

 

  • Red
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Indigo
  • Violet

It is easy to remember by reading it as VIBGYOR.


The colors are in the opposite way.

adarshanurag | Student

V - violet

I - indigo

B - blue

G - green

Y - yellow

O -orange

R - red

tubee | Student

V : Violet

I : Indigo

B : Blue

G : Green

Y : Yellow

O : Orange

R : Red

lil-girl23 | Student

It comes in a song.

Red and orange and yellow and green, blue and indigo and violet

shivankshekhar | Student

It's VIBGYOR. it means:

V-Violet

I-Indigo

B-Blue

G-Green

Y-Yellow

O-Orange

R-Red

the crt. order from is this because red colour is least deviated so it travells the furthest while blue is deviated maximum so it cannot travel for long distance with same brightness.

suprabhatdas | Student

VIBGYOR

V-VIOLET.
I-INDIGO.
B-BLUE.
G-GREEN.
Y-YELLOW.
O-ORANGE.
R-RED.

academy633 | Student

It can be ROYGBV or it can be VBGYOR depending on whether you are viewing the inner rainbow (about 42 degrees) or the outer rainbow (about 54 degrees).  The outer rainbow is caused by a double reflection inside the water droplet.

sparker454 | Student

All you need to do is remember ROY G BIV!

Red

Orange

Yellow

Green

Blue 

Indigo

Violet

nalinidwivedi | Student

violet,indigo,blue,green,yellow,orenge,red

wescarlyon337 | Student

The initials ROY G BIV is a way to remember it.

The order simple:

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet

user8035606 | Student

the order of the colours of the rainbow is simple.In fact the is an acronym for it.

R-RED

O-ORANGE

Y-YELLOW

G-GREEN

B-BLUE

I-INDIGO

V-VIOLET

 

ayushkhanna | Student

It is in following order :

Violet

Indigo

Blue

Green

Yellow

Orange

Red

Commonly called as VIBGYOR

hadjartahax | Student

so many answers :o

generalcody | Student

lol

unrealown | Student

This discussion is massive btw

suzannah304 | Student

VIBGYOR is easier to remember

 

roborob99 | Student

The spectrum of visible light (as in a rainbow), from lomgest wavelenght to shortest wavelength, is ROYGBIV

Red

Orange

Yellow

Green

Blue

Indigo (although some scientists disagree that indigo exists in the spectrum)

Violet

manish001 | Student

Its VIBGYOR i.e.

R=red

O=orange

Y=yellow

G=green

B=blue

I=indigo

V=violet

in order of top to bottom

muahahah101 | Student

ROYGBIV 

R= Red
O= Orange
Y= Yellow
G= Green
B= Blue
I= Indigo
V= Violet

hmshah98knic | Student

The order is as follows:

Violet      V

Indigo     I

Blue        B

Green      G

Yellow      Y

Orange     O

Red          R

kirstydimech13 | Student

You should remember a simple saying: Royce Of York Gave Battle In Vain. therefore substituting the first letter of each word into: Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet. Hope that this has helped you :)

generalcody | Student

just to point out, you have to also remember that the colour spectrum goes on forever......................

nanez | Student

Violet

Indigo

Blue

Green

Orange

Red

rohankapoor | Student

vibgyor

rashmi0133 | Student

vibgyor

enoterloveletter | Student

VIBGYOR

angelsallu | Student

The order is: V(Violet),
                   I(Indigo),
                   B(Blue),
                   G(Green),
                   Y(Yellow),
                   O(Orange),
                   R(Red).
V-I-B-G-Y-O-R
   Keep going..dude :P

goanskygurl22 | Student

the rainbow is caused by white light that gets reflected in droplets of water and splits into 7 colors; namely, Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet. That's why we usually see rainbows after rain :) because the sun's rays get reflected by the tiny drops of water still present in the air. :)

Hope this helps <3

subhaditya18 | Student

According to Newton's colour disc, there are 7 colours in a rainbow. the order is VIBGYOR.

V=Violet

I=Indigo

B=Blue

G=Green

Y=Yellow

O=Orange

R=Red

chaishreen | Student

red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet

brigettegalvez | Student

R= red

O=orange

Y=yellow

G=green

B=blue

I=indigo

V=violet

sahand79 | Student

red 

orange 

yellow

green 

blue

indigo 

violet

 Or the other way round. :)                     

kathytieu8479 | Student

Use ROY G BIV to help you remember. 

Red

Orange

Yellow

Green

Blue

Indigo 

Violet

gavchristian | Student

The Order is "VIBGYOR"

V=Violet

I=Indigo

B=Blue

G=Green

O=Orange

R=Red

hadjartahax | Student

Violet Indigo Blue Green Yellow Orange Red x

aliebow | Student

ROY G BIV

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet

The entire spectrum of visible light on the electromagnetic spectrum.  The above is in order of longest wavelength of light to shortest.

me1tsush | Student

V=Violet

I=Indigo

B=Blue

G=Green

O=Orange

R=Red

mya1029 | Student

SO EASY

ROYBGIV OR VIGBYOR

madysin | Student

ROYGBIV... standing for RED ORANGE YELLOW GREEN BLUE INDAGO VIOLET

cassielargy | Student

Just google a rainbow online and you will find youre answer along with a picture.

sodapopjo | Student

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet.

One way to remember this is to say Roy G. Biv, as if it is a name.

adematteo15 | Student

The colors of the rainbow are as follows:

  1. Red
  2. Orange
  3. Yellow
  4. Green
  5. Blue
  6. Indigo
  7. Violet

An easy way to remember it is with the name Roy G. Biv

givemeheartsmiles | Student

Red

Orange

Yellow

Green

Blue

Indigo

Violet

kavya--kammana | Student

V Violet

I Indigo

B Blue

G Green

Y Yellow

O Orange

R Red

tonyz98 | Student

I always remember it by Roy G BIV

rashmi0133 | Student

THE ORDER IS VIOLET  INDIGO  BLUE   GREEN  YELLOW  ORANGE  RED .  YOU CAN REMEMBER IT BY THE FORMULA  ''VIBGYOR''

greckah | Student

as what i remember, with mnemonics, it's ROY G BIV. 

red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.

hope912 | Student

roygbiv

red

orange

yellow

green

indigo

violet

jjrichardson | Student

a simple acronym will help you to remember the colors of the rainbow. ROY G BIV or red, orange, yellow, green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet.

gohzhijie | Student

Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet

(Richard of York Gave Battle in Vain)

 

holly12199 | Student

There are 7 colours of the rainbow, they are:

V : Violet

I : Indigo

B : Blue

G : Green

Y : Yellow

O : Orange

R : Red

They can be rembered by VIBGYOR

 

 

R : Red

d771996 | Student

The order of colours of the rainbow are VIBGYOR :-

V = Violet

I = Indigo

B = Blue

G = Green

Y = Yellow

O = Orange

R = Red

yusuf786 | Student

Red

Orange

Yellow

Green

Blue

Indigo

Violet

ithj | Student

VIBGYOR

violet

indigo

blue

green

yellow

orange

red

ROYGBIV

Just remember it says:

ROY - G- BIV :) pronounce it :D

richakrp123 | Student

this is the orrect way       if you say backwords also it is correct

V : Violet                                 R : Red

I : Indigo                                O : Orange

B : Blue                                  Y : Yellow

G : Green                               G : Green

Y : Yellow                               B : Blue 

O : Orange                             I : Indigo

R : Red                                  V : Violet

 

sj606 | Student

Remember R.O.Y.G.B.I.V.

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet.

eriqah | Student

Occurrence of a rainbow during a spell of rain simultaneous with the sun rays coinciding a colour band of 7 colours across the sky namely

  • Violet
  • Indigo
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Red
leenaarun | Student

VIBGYOR, it is the simple order to remember the orders of colors of a rainbow. V-violet, I- indigo, B- blue, G- green, Y- yellow, O- orange and R- red.

Rainbow appears after the rainfall where the rain droplet acts as a prism. when the sunlight falls on the rain drop (prism) dispersion of sunlight appears as these colours.

Always rainbow appears in the opposite side of the sun.

 

teach721 | Student

The order of colors in a rainbow can be remembered by the simple acronym "Roy G Biv" also sounding like a guys name which makes it even catchier! The acronym stands for:

Red,Orange,Yellow...Green...Blue,Indigo,Violet

Hope my friend Roy helped :)

vjs | Student

V-violet

I-Indigo 

B-Blue

G-Green

Y-Yellow

O-Orange 

R-Red

From top to bottom the wave length decreases

dhanno | Student

                                                    violet,indigo,blue,green,yellow,orange,red(VIBGYOR)

salmanameerassadi | Student

VIBGYOR

astrosonu | Student

Sorry! I missed the I....

babypink1710 | Student

THE ORDER IS AS:

V-Violet

I-Indigo

B-Blue

G-Green

Y-Yellow

O-Orange

R-Red

holyprofrank | Student

red

orange

yellow

green

blue

indigo

violet

And a pot of gold at the end

mandy-96 | Student

Isn't it ROYGBIV? As in:

Red

Orange

Yellow

Green

Blue

Indigo

Violet

akshansh2709 | Student

The best trick to remember it is--- "VIBGYOR" which means:-

V=Violet

I=Indigo

B=Blue

G=Green

Y=Yellow

O=Orange

R=Red

rohanlekhwani | Student

The colours go according to the word VIBGYOR

Violet

Indigo

Blue

Green

Yellow

Orange

Red

melonsmasher | Student

Remember a boy's name :- ROY G BIV
THEN:-

        Red,Orange,Yellow,Green,Blue,Indigo and Yellow

 

 

Hope ur satisfied

apramey | Student

VIBGYOR

V-voilet

I-indigo

B-blue

G-green

Y-yellow

O-orange

R-red

amysor | Student

ROYGBIV

R- Red

O- Orange

Y- Yellow

G- Green

B- Blue

I- Indigo

V- Violet

tikclocktok | Student

ROY G BIV

gelsaied | Student

1. Red

2. Orange

3. Yellow

4. Green

5. Blue

6. Violet

rubiya | Student

R O Y G B I V

RED

ORANGE

YELLOW

GREEN

BLUE

INDIGO

VIOLET

Miracle_Elizabeth | Student

ROYGBV

red

orange

yellow

green

blue

violet

broadwaybound101 | Student

ROY G BIV

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet

saumya-dave | Student

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet (and reverse in case of double, triple and quaternary rainbows) could be only one color or some colors missed out.

krishna97 | Student

it"s VIBGYOR

bebars | Student

remember this keyword (vibgyor)

v:violet I:indigo B:blue G:green Y:yellow O:orange R:red

wertzieta | Student

red-orange-yellow-green-blue-indigo-purple

R-O-Y G B-I-P

aachalgounder | Student

to remember the rainbow colour order, the simplest way is:

R- red

O- orange

Y- yellow

G- green

B- blue

I- indigo

V- violet

mexicanhospitalbed | Student

Brown, grey, yellow, yellow, brown, blue, green, red, red, red, red, red, red, red, red, red, blue, red, red, purple and white.

chaitrasalian | Student

V - Violet

I - Indigo

B - Blue

G - Green

Y - Yellow

O - Orange

R - Red

user8235304 | Student

VIBGYOR(Violet,Indigo,Blue,Green,Yellow,Orange and Red)

hadjartahax | Student

red, orange, yellow, greeen, blue, purple (violet)

pkgslg | Student

The order is "VIBGYOR"

V - Violet

I - Indigo

B - Blue

G - Green

Y - Yellow

O - Orange

R - Red

 

aaana | Student

VIBGYOR

voilet indigo blue green yellow orange red

daveiievad | Student

The colors are: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet

salterez | Student

The spectrum of the rainbow is as follows:

Red

Orange

Yellow

Green

Blue

Indigo

Violet

ROYGBIV

decent444 | Student

 also learnt as 'VIBGYOR'

V : Violet

I : Indigo

B : Blue

G : Green

Y : Yellow

O : Orange

R : Red

A rainbow is composed of the entire spectrum of colors of visible light, from the longest wavelength, red, to the shortest wavelength, violet. The order of colors in a rainbow is easiest to remember by the following mnemonic (a formula that helps one remember something): ROY G. BIV. R=red, O=orange, Y=yellow, G=green, B=blue, I = indigo, and V=violet. Red is at the top edge of the rainbow and violet is at the bottom edge, with the other colors in between. Rainbows are created both by reflection and refraction (bending) of sunlight in raindrops. As sunlight enters a raindrop, it bends and it is separated into its constituent colors (the colors that comprise white light [ROY G. BIV]. Some of the light—that which travels at a "critical" angle—is reflected off the back of the raindrop. (A "critical" angle is the angle at which sunlight must strike the back of the raindrop, in order to be reflected back to the front of the drop.) Each color strikes the back of the raindrop at a slightly different angle, thus each color emerges from the front of the raindrop at a slightly different angle. Only one color exits from each raindrop at the exact angle necessary to reach the observer's eye. An observer sees only one color at a time reflecting from each raindrop. For this reason, it takes millions of raindrops to create a rainbow.

user5726268 | Student

simply rainbow colour can be obesrve by word VIBGYOR  and the order is

R- red

O- orange

y- yellow

g- green

B-blue

I- indigo

V- violet

manningj123 | Student

My five year old knows the correct way of which the colors of the rainbow goes. I've never seen a rainbow start with violet. 

i know right!!!

marnieflores1976 | Student

Colors of the rainbow in order comprise 7 colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.

sunilkanda | Student

order of rainbow is red,orange.yellow.green.blue,indigo,violet

maxim777 | Student

Rainbow occurs because that sunlight is refracted and reflected in drops of water (rain or fog), floating in the atmosphere. These droplets differently deflect light in different colors (the refractive index of water for a long-wavelength (red) light is less than for the short (purple), so the weakest rejected red light - 137 ° 30 ', and most of all purple - 139 ° 20 '). As a result, the white light into a spectrum (there is dispersion of light). The observer, who stands with his back to the light, sees a colorful glow that emanates from the space in concentric circles (arcs).

enoterloveletter | Student

U can either choose

ROY G VIB

or

VIBGYOR

user8727419 | Student

there are seven colours in the rainbow.

1. violet

2.indigo

3.blue

4.green

5.yellow

6.orange

7.red

to remember it strongly we can say it in short form vibgyor

espergel | Student

WHEN IT RAINS AND THEN THE SUN COMES OUT THE  SUNLIGHT IS BROKEN INTO THE SPECTRUM. THE ORDER OF THE RAINBOW'S COLORS ARE red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet.

alan588 | Student

Red

orange

yellow

green

blue

indigo

violet

krishnasis123 | Student

^^^^ hmm sorry ......... i forgot the yellow............ sorry :( 

 

The order of the colours of the rainbow is 

Red 

Orange

Yellow

Green

Blue

Indigo 

Violet

It can be easily remebered by VIBGYOR (or ROY-G-BIV)

Hope this helps :)

nithublr | Student

Oh its so dam easy it is ROYGBIV

pwnd | Student

Infrared

Red

Orange

Yellow

Green

Blue

Indigo

Violet

Ultraviolet

ahmedrehan | Student

red

orange

yellow

green

blue

indigo

violet

alli-enotes | Student

Red  Orange   Yellow   Green  Blue   Indigo  Violet, after dispersion and refraction has taken place.

ryanlopez2 | Student

V : Violet

I : Indigo

B : Blue

G : Green

Y : Yellow

O : Orange

R : Red

crystaltu001 | Student

A rainbow is made up of several colors. Most people claim that a rainbow is made up of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. However, others claim that indigo is not a part of the rainbow because it is not a part of the light spectrum. In truth, there are many answers that are said to be both right and wrong.

robyn-bird96 | Student

The colors of the rainbow (otherwise known as the visible light spectrum) are as follows: Violet, Indigo, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, and Red.  The different colors are associated with different wavelengths, with violet having the shortest wavelength and red having the longest wavelength.

taangerine | Student

Violet

Indigo

Blue

Green

Yellow

Orange

Red

kevin0001 | Student

The order of the colors of the rainbow is : red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and purple.

lv1997 | Student

The acronym that I learned was ROY G BIV, ranging from the highest energy (red) to the lowest energy (purple)

R - Red

O - Orange

Y - Yellow

G - Green

B - Blue

I - Indigo

V - Violet

crystaltu001 | Student

The colors of the rainbow are 

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet 

melissa1106 | Student

The colors of the rainbow are as follows:

red

orange

green

blue

indigo

purple

Many people have found it easy to use the acronym ROY G BIV. I personally learned that acronym in elementary school in art class. In reverse order the rainbow colors are known as VIB G YOR. 

rachellopez | Student

Rainbows are formed when sun rays enter a raindrop and split into colors. This process is called refraction. I learned the abbreviation ROYGBIV in elementary school to remind me the order of the colors of the rainbow. The colors are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet for a total of seven colors.

shafiie1012 | Student

Use your own way to remember ROY G BIV. For example, ROY Gave BirthInVenus.

:D 

ik9744 | Student

V :Violet

I : Indigo

B :Blue

G :Green

Y :Yellow

O :Orange

R :Red

Vibgyor is a very good way to remember the colors! 

amysor | Student

ROYGBIV

R - Red

0 - Orange

Y - Yellow

G - Green

B - Blue

I - Indigo

V - Violet

parama9000 | Student

ROY G BIV--I think there is a song made just for this for piano or song.

RED

ORANGE

YELLOW

GREEN

BLUE

INDIGO

VIOLET

Yojana_Thapa | Student

Orders of colors in the rainbow ROYGBIV

Red

Orange

Yellow

Green

Blue

Indigo

Violet

anzheng | Student

The order of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet

jvidal2015 | Student

A simple little name to help you remember the order is ROY G. BIV. Each letter stands for a color. R=red O=Orange Y=Yellow G=Green B=Blue I=Indigo V=Violet

nisarg | Student

Its actually ROY G BIV backwards so 

VIBGYOR

Violet

Indigo

Blue

Green

Orange

Red

jess1999 | Student

The rainbow comes from the sunlight spreading out into its spectrum of colors which diverts to our eyes by water droplets. The colors

red

yellow

orange

green

blue

indigo

violet

comes from the sunlight. This property of sunlight was first demonstrated by Isaac Newton.

arrellbelle | Student

When I was younger, I learned it as red, orange, yellow, green, purple, and blue. Suddenly people are telling me that it wasn't purple, but indigo. Then, when I got into high school, my biology teacher taught us about light and that when light hits a prism, the light is being dispersed into ROYGBIV. In other words, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.

atyourservice | Student

red,orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet

Violet

Indigo

Blue

Green

Yellow

Orange

Red

you can remember this as vibgyor or ROY G BIV

rimmery | Student

There are 7 colours.

ROY G. BIV is the acronym used to help remember the colours and their order.

Red

Orange

Yellow

Green

Blue

Indigo

Violet

nicole8923 | Student

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet 

zumba96 | Student

The sun's light is "white", but the water droplets break it up into seven different colours, always in this order:

RED

ORANGE

YELLOW

GREEN

BLUE

INDIGO

VIOLET

nicole8923 | Student

Red, Orange, Yellow, Blue, Indigo & Violet

decent444 | Student

Roy g biv 

Red orange yellow green blue indigo violet

nicole8923 | Student

The colors of the rainbow are Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo & Violet. An easy way to remember them is through the acronym: ROYGBIV

nicole8923 | Student

Rainbow- Red, orange, yellow, green. Blue, indigo, violet

Jyotsana | Student

Visible Light- ROYGBIV

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet

karlalicious | Student

What is the order of colors in a rainbow?

R-O-Y-G-B-I-V

R- Red

O- Orange

Y- Yellow

G- Green

B- Blue

I- Indigo

V- Viole

ahmedrehan | Student

ROYGBIV

mohem | Student

The best way to memorize the 7 of them is by using the acronym ROY G. BIV :

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet

Some also uses the phrase "Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain".

ronndaniel | Student

ROYGBIV .

 RED .

 ORANGE .

 YELLOW .

GREEN .

BLUE .

INDIGO . 

VIOLET . 

topalle | Student

V=Violet

I=Indigo

B=Blue

G=Green

O=Orange

R=Red

Jessica | Student

ROY G BIV

R = red

O = orange

Y = yellow

G = green

B = blue

I = indigo

V = violet

red has the lowest frequency and violet has the highest frequency

ahmedrehan | Student

ROYGBIV Red Orange yellow green blue indigo violet

tutorpace | Student

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet


It takes the form of a multicoloured arc, with red on the outside and violet on the inside. Even though a rainbow spans a continuous spectrum of colours, traditionally the full sequence of colours is most commonly cited as red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. It is commonly thought that indigo was included due to the different religious connotations of the numbers six and seven at the time of Isaac Newton's work on light, despite its lack of scientific significance and the poor ability of humans to distinguish colours in the blue portion of the visual spectrum.

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rocknteacher | Student

The best way to remember the order of the colors in a rainbow, is to memorize the name: Roy G Biv. R: red, o: orange, y: yellow. G: green, B: blue, I: indigo, and v: violet. 

victory800 | Student

Technically the order is Red Orange Yellow Green Cyan Blue Violet.   

R.O.Y.G.C.B.V

tntiger | Student

Actually, there are many mistakes in what we generally think the colours are. Issac Newton called what we know call cyan, blue, and what we call blue, as violet, as in 'roses are red, violets are... blue.' And, while Indigo IS in a rainbow, it is really a shade of blue, and was only added so there was 7 colours as there is 7 musical notes. Also to make note, if there appears to be violet in a rainbow you see, that's because you're viewing an account where one of the generally unviewable inner circle's red's has overlapped with the outer ring's blue. And finally, these are the BASE colours- technically there's thousands in the rainbow.

See the image? Look, no violet.

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ssandhu05 | Student

Technically speaking, the light that comes from the sun is white, but since it hits water (or rain)...

The order of the colors goes as follows: 

1. Red

2. Orange

3. Yellow

4. Green

5. Blue

6. Purple or violet 

Many people argue that pink is also a color of the rainbow, and that it comes right purple (or violet).

sup7530 | Student

well to find the colors of the rainbow you must first know ROY. G. BIV wich means red,orange,yellow,green,blue,indigo, violet. And that is the colors of the rainbow in order in which there are 7 colors.

sid-sarfraz | Student

Basically a rainbow appears when there is rain and a little bit of sunlight at the same time. When these few sun rays are behind the rain, the radiation or reflection occurs and a huge arch is formed known as rainbow.

The order of the colors in the rainbow are as follows:-

Red

Orange

Yellow

Green

Blue

Indigo

Violet

ryan-ewert | Student

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet

tdpchurch | Student

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Check this out! 

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ybusse | Student

ROYGBIV

rcalifornia | Student

ROY G BIV

Red

Orange

Yellow

Green

Blue

Indigo

Violet

bassamahmad250 | Student

(Rejoice or you get bored in vain )

user852952 | Student

V=Violet

I=Indigo

B=Blue

G=Green

O=Orange

R=Red

zumba96 | Student

The rainbow is made up of all the colors but the best way to know what they are to remember this: ROY G BIV

I learned that in elementary. Its Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet

I think thats the best way to remember it I hope you understood and hopefully that helps you :)

rainbow7 | Student

V=Violet

I=Indigo

B=Blue

G=Green

O=Orange

R=Red

mashahood | Student

violet,indigo,green,yellow,orange,red

 

astrosonu | Student

Aneesh is great VBGYOR AND YORGBIV he has explained it. WOW!!

user8727419 | Student

in truth no one can specify the actual order of rainbow

courtypoo111 | Student

I say Red- Orange- Yellow- Green- Blue- Purple!!!

 

sreetejshetty | Student

The Order is "VIBGYOR"

V=Violet

I=Indigo

B=Blue

G=Green

O=Orange

R=Red

cait1234 | Student

Red, Orange, Yellow, green, blue , purple :)

mscurry | Student

red orange yellow green blue and purple, sometimes violet

dickers21 | Student

The way i learned it is; red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple. No indigo ROY G BIV is incorrect, because indigo isn't on the light spectrum.

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