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Default Re: Why Is The Sky Blue?

I know it has something to do with the sun and the reflection of some of the sun's rays
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Default Re: Why Is The Sky Blue?

Honestly, I don't know the reason behind it and I never thought of the reason but now I guess the reason could be the environment or probably because earth have oceans and oftentimes it is colored blue.


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Default Re: Why Is The Sky Blue?

Sunlight is made up of all the colors of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet. The gas molecules in the atmosphere interact with the sunlight before the light reaches our eyes.The gas molecules in the atmosphere scatter the higher-energy blue portion of the sunlight more than they scatter the lower-energy red portion of the sunlight
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Very interesting discussion,Environment science says that "when sunlight enters our atmosphere it collides with the oxygen and nitrogen atoms. The color with the shorter wavelength is scattered more by this collision. Because violet and blue are the shortest wavelengths the sky appears to be violet blue. But because our eyes are more sensitive to blue light than they are violet light, we perceive the sky as blue".
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Very interesting discussion,Environment science says that "when sunlight enters our atmosphere it collides with the oxygen and nitrogen atoms. The color with the shorter wavelength is scattered more by this collision. Because violet and blue are the shortest wavelengths the sky appears to be violet blue. But because our eyes are more sensitive to blue light than they are violet light, we perceive the sky as blue".
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