How to Remember the Rainbow and Order of the Visible Light and Color Spectrum - roygbiv
An Introduction to Mr. Roy G. Biv
His 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.
If you are interested in more information about the visible spectrum, wavelengths, light, colors, etc.; there are all sorts of information and links below.
Alternate Descriptions for this page might be...
- What Is the List and Color Order of the Visible Light Spectrum
- What Are the Colors of the Rainbow and Their Order
- Tricks to Remember Order of Colors in Rainbows and Light Spectrum
- ROYGBIV and the gateway to wavelengths, spectroscopy, lasers, sunsets and rainbows.
The List and Order of Visible Spectrum Wavelengths
- Red: The lower and longer wavelengths.
- Violet: The higher and shorter wavelengths.
Bless NASA's fuzzy little hearts...
More about colors and wavelengths in the visible light spectrum. NASA has a page about what wavelength goes with which color. And that page will lead to even more pages.
And here are some other notes...
Spectroscopy is the science of chemical signatures as relates to wavelengths. This works with the entire spectrum, not just visible light. There is not only emission spectra, but also absorption spectra.
How Lasers Work
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a worthy introductory page on lasers.
An Expanded Electromagnetic Spectrum List
There really isn't that much more to it...
- Gamma Rays
- Infrared Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet Ultraviolet
- Radio Waves
Interesting how the visible spectrum is right in the middle. And here is a very worthy introductory page from NASA about the electromagnetic spectrum.
Weather and Rainbows...
All about sunrise and sunset colors
NOAA has a page that tells us everything we would ever want to know about what causes the beautiful sunrise and sunset colors.
Colors and the visible light spectrum. Nature's natural prism known as the rainbow.