Additional wavelength, rainbow, sunset, laser images and information resources were added afterwards for folks who might find them interesting. Images can be clicked to be enlarged. But first, The Quick and Easy Way to Remember Rainbow and Spectrum Colors...
An Introduction to Mr. Roy G. Biv
Mnemonic Trick to Remember Order of Colors in the Visible Light Spectrum and RainbowsHis name is Roy G. Biv.
Note the first letter of each color in the visible light color spectrum map above. If you can remember the name, Roy G. Biv, then you have accomplished your goal.
ROYGBIV - The Color List and Order of the Visible Light Spectrum and Rainbow
- Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet.
The List and Order of Visible Spectrum Wavelengths
Visible light wavelengths
- Red: The lower and longer wavelengths.
- Violet: The higher and shorter wavelengths.
An Expanded Electromagnetic Spectrum ListThere really isn't that much more to it.
- Gamma Rays
- Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet
- Radio Waves
An Expanded Electromagnetic Wavelength ImageThis image came from a NASA page with all sorts of additional information and resources on it, well worth a visit.
Rainbows - Nature's Natural PrismsThis NOAA/NASA page will tell you everything you would ever want to know about rainbows, how they are formed, etc. Rainbow images are free, public domain.
|Rainbow over the Gardner River Canyon near Mammoth NPS photo by Neal Herbert|
Light Show SunsetsThis NOAA/NWS page explains the causes for the vivid sunsets we sometimes see. Sunset images are free, public domain.
Lasers - Otherwise Known as Light With an AttitudeHere is an introductory page on How Lasers Work. Laser images are free, public domain.
Ground-to-Space Laser Calibration System
|NASA page on ground-based systems to calibrate Earth observing sensors|
measuring reflected radiance in low and geostationary orbits.
Simulation of Laser-Plasma Interaction
|ALCF page on laser-plasma interactions and current projects.|
Lasers Used in Duel Atomic Clock
|NIST page on how lasers are used in atomic clocks.|
The EndI hoped you liked the images and additional information resources. Feel free to use the images as desktop or other screen backgrounds, Pinterest pinning or other social media uses, etc.
So. What is the order of colors in a rainbow or the visible light spectrum? 😁