|"Red and Yellow
and Pink and Green;
Orange and Purple and Blue,
I can sing a rainbow..."
Except that Pink is not a colour of the rainbow. List 1 below lists the colours of the rainbow, as you would find them in most school texts.
Table 1 - Colours of the Rainbow.
Personally, I always felt that when Newton described the colours of the spectrum, he was pushing a bit to make it be 'lucky' seven - I've never been sure that I can distinguish Indigo from Violet in the rainbow or in a spectrum from a prism.
|Some common mnemonics for the colours of the rainbow:
Table 2 - Rainbow mnemonics
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