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Article milestones
Date Process Result
January 19, 2004 Featured article candidate Promoted
January 21, 2006 Featured article review Kept
February 11, 2007 Featured article review Demoted
Current status: Former featured article
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Here are some tasks awaiting attention:
  • Cleanup : Ensure that external links comply with Wikipedia's guidelines.
  • Expand : Polarization of rainbow light;[1] rainbows on Titan;[2] infrared rainbow;[3] (PDF) derivation of the 40-42° angle.[4]
  • Verify : more inline citations are needed.

Position of colour within the rainbow[edit]

Perhaps there could be some explanation as to why yellow is at the central point of a rainbow. Thanks. (talk) 09:05, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

Coincidence, really. Yellow shades just happen to lie roughly in the middle of the solar spectrum. Drabkikker (talk) 11:02, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 4 November 2016[edit]

My request is to have the number of colors changed from seven to six. I believe as Issac Asimov stated, that Indigo is merely dark blue. It can be easily argued that there is a darker red, orange, yellow and so forth. The fact that Newton started with five colors, missing orange, and then jumped to seven leads me to speculate that when confronted with the missing orange, Newton, not to be out done, includes Indigo just for spite! Well I vote six colors, lets use our eyes to judge how many colors there are, and not believe, so easily, people that spend to much time sitting under coconut trees.

Tnx :)

Jelbog (talk) 08:50, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

Not done this is not a vote - and we do not speculate - we report what the majority of reliable sources already state - Arjayay (talk) 10:31, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 7 April 2017[edit]

CHANGE LINK FOR NOTE 10: Hutchison, Niels (2004). "Music For Measure: On the 300th Anniversary of Newton's Opticks". Colour Music. Retrieved 2006-08-11. FROM [OLD INACTIVE LINK] TO [PRESENT ACTIVE LINK 2017-04-07] Nielshutch (talk) 13:10, 7 April 2017 (UTC)

Done! Drabkikker (talk) 14:42, 7 April 2017 (UTC)

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