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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 4 days ago

Why is the sky blue?

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  • 4 days ago
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    The molecules of gases in our atmosphere scatter sunlight; the color scattered the most without being absorbed is blue - that's what we see. When the sun is down, although the same effect is true for starlight, it's so dim that we can't detect the blue. So, the atmosphere appears to be clear to our eye.

    The effect is called "Rayleigh scattering."

  • 2 days ago

    Don't bother asking. The idiots here will never give you the correct answer.

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  • 3 days ago

    Diffraction - raindrops ⚡acting as tiny prisms 

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  • 4 days ago

    Rayleigh Scattering

    Named after Lord Rayliegh

    Who proposed that Sunlight was refracted by coming through a Medium, our Atmosphere

    As through a Prism the white light is split into Various wavelengths

    The shortest one is what we observe

    And that is the Colour Blue, softened by the Sea

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    Source(s): Lord Rayleigh
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  • D g
    Lv 7
    4 days ago

    Why can't anyone type why is the sky blue into Google search

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  • Zardoz
    Lv 7
    4 days ago

    Rayleigh scattering.

    When light travels through the atmosphere, red, orange, yellow and green light and the colors in-between, travel in pretty much straight lines. So, unless you're looking at the light source you won't see them. Blue light, however, is bounced around over and over again until it is coming toward you from every direction.

    It's kind of like if you're in an empty field and someone is shooting at you with a tennis ball cannon. You won't even know if you're being shot at until you're hit and then you instantly learn the direction of the cannon. But if you're inside a smallish room with hard walls the tennis balls can hit you from every direction and you don't learn where the cannon is.

    Source(s): [n] = 10ⁿ
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  • MARK
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    4 days ago
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  • 4 days ago

    Rayleigh Scattering

    Google it.

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  • 4 days ago

    When light from the Sun comes to Earth, it consists seven colours like that of a rainbow. The seven colours have different wavelengths with red being the highest and blue being the lowest. During the day, the blue wavelengths are comfortable for our eyes to perceive, so we see the sky as blue, but really the sky consists of seven different colours

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  • Anonymous
    4 days ago

    it isn't but it is the only color the eyes' perceive

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