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Refracted sunlight

“White light entering a prism is bent, or refracted. This separates the light into its constituent wavelengths. Each wavelength of light has a different color based on the angle at which it bends. The colors of white light always emerge through a prism in the same order —- red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.” (source) That’s such a dry explanation for what happens when sunlight passes through my faceted glass sphere and splashes onto a wall.

Let there be light! Becky’s back with a new month of squares, and the theme is light.

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Random Fridays: Prism

This faceted globe of glass looks unassuming, but put in the path of sunlight and it takes on a whole new life. It throws rainbow shapes around the room (as in the feature image), and if I spin the globe I have my own private disco as the colours go whirling around.

As you can imagine, it was difficult to focus on these rays of coloured light. I quite like the “smeared” results, though!


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