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Analogy of Colour and Music—Supernumerary Rainbows


IN your journal of January 20th Mr. Grove has honoured my little note on “Colour and Music” by a letter on the subject, in which attention is directed to a rainbow, or series of rainbows, within the primary. Mr. Grove asks if a description of this phenomenon has been published, and whether the effect may not be a repetition of the colours of the spectrum after the manner surmised by Sir John Herschel. I will endeavour as briefly as possible to reply to these inquiries.

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BARRETT, W. Analogy of Colour and Music—Supernumerary Rainbows. Nature 1, 406–407 (1870).

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