A bow or arch exhibiting, in concentric bands, the several colors of the spectrum, and formed in the part of the hemisphere opposite to the sun by the refraction and reflection of the sun's rays in drops of falling rain.
A Universal Match Corp. trademark whose matchcovers had an oily looking, multi-colored surface appearance, incorporated into the design of the advertiser. Introduced in 1979, over 290 varieties are known by collectors. Discontinued in 1987.
An arch of coloured light ill the sky, made by raindrops breaking up the white light of the sun into its component colours. The colours of the rainbow are, from the outer to the inner edge, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. The radius of the bow is 42°. One or more narrow, faint supernumerary bows may be seen inside the main bow, touching it. A secondary bow, less bright than the primary bow, and with colours reversed, is often seen about 9° outside it.