[Letters to Editor]


IN NATURE, vol. x. p. 438, Mr. Schuster complains that in text-books no mention is made of supernumerary rainbows, and that the theory of them is to be sought in original memoirs, not generally accessible. Allow me to mention that in Sir John Herschel's Meteorology (a little work published by Black, price three and sixpence, and originally an article in the Encycl. Britann.), a complete explanation of the rainbow, and of the supernumerary bows as well, on the principle of interference, is to be found.

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S., F. [Letters to Editor]. Nature 10, 460 (1874) doi:10.1038/010460b0

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