Why Is the Sunset Red?

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Sunset is always red in colour due to the fact that more red light is normally scattered because of aerosols in the lower atmosphere. Generally, sunlight usually have red and orange colour in them.
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At sunset, the sun's light passes farther through the atmosphere, deflecting and decreasing the blue in the air. Scattering by dust particles and pollution in the air causes the sunset to appear red.
The sun is bright orang/red in color and as the sun sets light diffuses at different angles thru the gaseous atmosphere causing light to refract.
The sunset is red because of dust particles and other pollutants in the atmosphere. The reason this happens at sunset is because of the angle of the sunlight striking the Earths atmosphere. As light hits the earth at an angle as you have during sunset it is scatters and reflects more of the red light spectrum back to the surface.
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The color red occurs on the horizon at sunset due to the Rayleigh Scattering affect. Light scatters off of small particles in the atmosphere. The wavelengths of blue light are smaller
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The Tyndall effect, also commonly known as Rayleigh scattering, first came under the observation of the scientist John Tyndall in 1859, the University of California at Riverside states
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The color of the sunset is a result of the human eye viewing the sun through more and more ozone; as the sun approaches the horizon, there is more ozone through which you are looking
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Sunsets are red because by the time the sun is on the horizon, all of the blue light has already
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