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The sun's rays hit the Earth's atmosphere, where the light is scattered by nitrogen and oxygen molecules in the air. The blue wavelength of this light is affected more than the red and green wavelengths, causing the surrounding air to appear blue.

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You deserve a comment. Interesting answer. Even sounds true.
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no the skys blue because it woke up and decided it wanted to be blue!
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Not funny ^^^
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why is the grass green?

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because i peed on it?
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chlorophyll...
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no because it is actually weed...
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hahaha lol :D
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becoz thats ol nature force
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THE FORCE IS WITH IT..hehe
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I agree with rednight... but if you want to be technical its blue because it's the water that makes it that way.

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thanks
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no problem :)
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no offense nut r u a boy or a girl?
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Man lol wbu?
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not really the water is blue becaue of the sky. thats why at sun sets it reflex it. so th sky is blue because of the atmostphere has nitrogen and oxygen molecules in the air. thats why its blue.
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i was gona say if the water makes the sky blue then wat makes the water blue but girlwuestion thnx for beating me >>
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the skys blue cuz i made it like that!!
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one_life

god made it that way....

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true that!! :-D
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lol
there you are!~
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haha. ya here i am.lol. whats up girl
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nothing much just IMing you lol
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haha. thats true.lol
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We know that, already!
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okay. i think yall going crezy
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the sky is blue coz the atmosphere contains thousands of minute particle which are smaller than the wavelength of visible light. these minute particle is more effective in scattering light at blue end rather than any color

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only right answer on here
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It has something to do with the way the light reflects off of the sea, I think.

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Its actually The sun's rays hit the Earth's atmosphere, where the light is scattered by nitrogen and oxygen molecules in the air. The blue wavelength of this light is affected more than the red and green wavelengths, causing the surrounding air to appear blue.

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because god wanted it to be blue

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No. Here is the real answer: The sun's rays hit the Earth's atmosphere, where the light is scattered by nitrogen and oxygen molecules in the air. The blue wavelength of this light is affected more than the red and green wavelengths, causing the surrounding air to appear blue.

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i know but it was easy to think
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The sky is blue because most of the earth is water and the sun is reflecting off of the ocean

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A very common misconception, but no
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yes
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The sun's rays hit the Earth's atmosphere, where the light is scattered by nitrogen and oxygen molecules in the air. The blue wavelength of this light is affected more than the red and green wavelengths, causing the surrounding air to appear blue. meaning wht i said look it uphttp://www.ask.com/web?q=why+is+the+sky+blue&qsrc=364&o=0&l=dir
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i know i am nerd but not really
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so wat makes the water blue? O.o XDD
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Made2Love

cause the grass is brown and the trees are green

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hey! ur Arun's friend right?
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Best friend lol yessum
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haha. best friend mhm. i see.lol.
hey girl. im one of Arun's good friends. Im really bored so...lol. what's up?
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working on school stuff
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mar30
haha. nice! what kind of school stuff?
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Made2Love
Spanish lol I hate it even though Im hispanic
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haha. lol. niceeeeeeee. :P
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Ikr!!!! :P
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haha. so how long have u known Arun 4?
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a month lol
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lol. coool. :)
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yeah wbu?
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Because the majority of chemicals in the air reflect blue colors.

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this is suppose to be a funny question

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cause God made it like that!!!!

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Why does the sunset. Why do birds have wings. Why do we have eyes. Why isn't our skin purple. It just does!

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because God made you that way
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just kidding i dont know
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do u belive in god?
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thats joe dirt^^^

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Cuz God wanted it to be that color!

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that makes sense haha lol :)
Green :)
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haha. lol. i guess. how are u? :)
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Not great I was about to book a ticket for a huge metal concert in Belgium and my parents gave me the green light then I found out that it's sold out...today was the last day :(
I'am looking for concerts in Europe hope I'll find some :)
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awwwww darlin im so sorry! i hope u'll find them!
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Thank you :)
I really hope so :/
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ur welcome! i got ur emails from earlier.lol
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well looks like you guys already know each other?
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who here plays minecrft trying to start hunger games we have 7 slots left with already 53 people comment and ill link u .

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Because that's the color of our atmosphere!

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Due to distortion of light in the atmosphere to put it simply.

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The sky is actually clear i guess the sun just makes it look blue

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This is the way God made it :)
Have a nice day :)

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the sky being blue is the gasses in the atmosphere reacting with each other and refracting the light in such a way that the human eye sees them visibly as the color blue... its the same concept as a rainbow it rains... theres droplets left in the air the light refracts off them

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Blue colour of sky : When white light passes through the earth's atmosphere, scattering of different colours takes place due to interaction of light with very small molecules of atmosphere.
As the wavelenth of blue colour is much smaller(1.8times) than that of red colour, so the blue colour of light scatters more than that of red colour. Hence the sky appears blue.
So the blue colour of sky is due to scattering of light of shorter wavelength(blue colour) by the air molecules.

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It's gray here

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because of the defraction of light through nitrogen

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When light hits our atmosphere it refracts off all the atoms in the atmosphere making it look that colure and btw you asked why grass was green its green becuase green is the weakist colour in the order of colours so the closer to the sun you are the more green plants youll see like blue is the strongest colour so if you go deep deep in the ocean were only strong rays of light can make it you will see blue plants only while on land they dislike green light so it just reflects off that plant overall the colour you see a plant is the colour they dislike so grass is green becuase they do not like the colour green red algie is red becuase they dont like the colour green ^^ hope this helpd guys.

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Thx 4 tha research.
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well it really aint blue it is black its how the sun reflex off of your eyes and it turns it that way and really the world is only black and white its just how the like reflex off of you eyes and the different shades of white

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Cause it would look ugly yellow.

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Clear sky,dust free and moisture free, appears blue in colour when observed in the sun light scattered by the air molecules in the atmosphere.
According to Rayleigh's law,in the scattered sunlight, the intensity of the shorter wavelength region , i.e.,violet, indigo and blue is much greater than the larger wavelength region,i.e., red , orange and yellow.Since the blue colour is the most predominant colour in the shorter wavelength region, the sky appears to be blue in colour when observed in the scattered light.

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cause god loves u

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it is because of refraction of light and blue being the only wavelength visible to the human eye. there's a whole article on it here: http://www.fourgreensteps.com/infozone/science-a-technology/but-really-why-is-the-sky-blue

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Why is the grass green? haha XD my mum says that to me all the time ;)

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Because the sunlight reflects of the water on earth making it blue.

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Blue colour of sky is due to the scattering of light by colloidal dust particle present in air (Tyndal effect) .

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