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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atmospheric_optics

Atmospheric optics deals with how the unique optical properties of the Earth's atmosphere cause a wide range of spectacular optical phenomena. The blue color of the sky is a direct result of Rayleigh scattering which ... Because rainbows are seen on the opposite side of the sky as the sun, rainbows are more prominent the ...

spaceplace.nasa.gov/blue-sky/en

Blue light is scattered in all directions by the tiny molecules of air in Earth's atmosphere. Blue is scattered more than other colors because it travels as shorter, ...

www.physics.sfasu.edu/downing/Newch27www.ppt

RED, GREEN, and BLUE when added also produce white. Demo - Color .... The sky is blue because air molecules in the sky act as tiny. (a) mirrors which reflect ...

scijinks.gov/blue-sky

Raindrops act as tiny prisms when lit by the Sun, bending light and ... Air molecules scatter blue light and allow other colors to pass through. ... The sky looks whiter near the horizon because blue light has been removed by additional scattering ...

www.physicscentral.com/experiment/askaphysicist/physics-answer.cfm?uid=20080509040954

May 9, 2008 ... blue sky Our atmosphere creates the blue sky. If there were no air, the sky would always ... Because of the discreteness of their energies, these basic ... In effect, the air particles act as antennas for light, absorbing light heading in ... they aren't nearly as tiny as the particles in air—individual gas molecules, ...

math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physics/General/BlueSky/blue_sky.html

A clear cloudless day-time sky is blue because molecules in the air scatter blue ... the sun at sunset, we see red and orange colours because the blue light has .... temperature and pressure, tiny density fluctuations are responsible for a blue ...

www.easynotecards.com/notecard_set/20224

Infrared waves are often called heat waves because they. A) emanate from ..... The sky is blue because air molecules in the sky act as tiny. A) mirrors which ...

www.sciencemadesimple.com/sky_blue.html

Learn about the atmosphere and how light scattering makes the sky look blue. ... The atmosphere is the mixture of gas molecules and other materials surrounding the ... There may be more water in the air after a rainstorm, or near the ocean. ... The reflected light appears white because it still contains all of the same colors.

www.atoptics.co.uk/atoptics/blsky.htm

Beyond the freshly cut hedgerow a blue sky grades to near white towards the horizon. ... Air molecules individually scatter sunlight it into all directions. ... The near horizon sky cannot become arbitrarily bright with the extra scattering because ... They act as Rayleigh scatterers and scatter blue light ~4X more strongly than ...

www.optics4kids.org/home/content/what-is-optics/scattering/why-is-the-sky-blue-why-are-sunsets-red

Because of this, the tiny gas molecules that make up our Earth's atmosphere ( mostly oxygen ... Small particles of dust and pollution in the air can contribute to ( and ... but the primary cause of a blue sky and orange/red sunsets or sunrises is scattering ... In this way, clouds act as a screen on which nature's colors are painted.