Why on earth is the sky blue during the day

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I dont get it

Carrum Downs, Australia

#1 Feb 26, 2013
and not black??????????
Anglo-Saxon-Celt

Sydney, Australia

#2 Feb 26, 2013
Polarisation.
Elias

Glen Waverley, Australia

#3 Feb 26, 2013
visible light hitting the ozone layer
I dont get it

Carrum Downs, Australia

#4 Feb 26, 2013
English would be good.
I dont get it

Carrum Downs, Australia

#5 Feb 26, 2013
Elias wrote:
visible light hitting the ozone layer
So why is it blue and not black?
Elias

Glen Waverley, Australia

#6 Feb 26, 2013
I dont get it wrote:
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So why is it blue and not black?
Ozone (O3) is blue
Anglo-Saxon-Celt

Sydney, Australia

#7 Feb 26, 2013
I dont get it wrote:
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So why is it blue and not black?
Light of the sun is being diffused by the atmosphere and polarised thus only certain wavelengths get through. Those wavelengths being associated with the colour blue.

Since: Feb 13

Australia

#8 Feb 26, 2013
I dont get it wrote:
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So why is it blue and not black?
because god is a smurf
Dude

UK

#9 Feb 26, 2013
Why on earth are you pink but not a pig ?

Since: Mar 12

Devil's hometown

#10 Feb 26, 2013
Elias wrote:
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Ozone (O3) is blue
Nope, Elias.
The polychromatic light(white light) has to go through thick atmosphere before reaching to earth.On its to way to earth it get scatters into its components,i.e., different colours.This is due to 'Scattering' phenomenon.The air and some of the dust particles which are as small as to be comparable with wavelength of light, cause scattering.The monochromatic light with smaller wavelengths will scatter more than the others with bigger one.Hence,smaller wavelengths cover most of the area.
Blue and violet have the smallest wavelengths.Violet has the smallest to be precise.But since our eyes are not as sensitive as they are to blue colour,we see blue predominantly.
Hence sky appears blue.

Since: Mar 12

Devil's hometown

#11 Feb 26, 2013
Anglo-Saxon-Celt wrote:
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Light of the sun is being diffused by the atmosphere and polarised thus only certain wavelengths get through. Those wavelengths being associated with the colour blue.
Where does polarization come in?
I dont get it

Carrum Downs, Australia

#12 Feb 26, 2013
Elias wrote:
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Ozone (O3) is blue
If the ozone was blue then we would see the moon as blue or not at all.
I dont get it

Carrum Downs, Australia

#13 Feb 26, 2013
Dude wrote:
Why on earth are you pink but not a pig ?
I'm not pink. More like orangie-goldish-tan. Your skin looks like dirt. Unwashed. Ew.
I dont get it

Carrum Downs, Australia

#14 Feb 26, 2013
fadu singh wrote:
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Nope, Elias.
The polychromatic light(white light) has to go through thick atmosphere before reaching to earth.On its to way to earth it get scatters into its components,i.e., different colours.This is due to 'Scattering' phenomenon.The air and some of the dust particles which are as small as to be comparable with wavelength of light, cause scattering.The monochromatic light with smaller wavelengths will scatter more than the others with bigger one.Hence,smaller wavelengths cover most of the area.
Blue and violet have the smallest wavelengths.Violet has the smallest to be precise.But since our eyes are not as sensitive as they are to blue colour,we see blue predominantly.
Hence sky appears blue.
I think I understand now. Thanks. You'd think that everyone would know why the sky was blue, but then it hit me that I had no idea and hardly anyone else does too haha.

Since: Mar 12

Devil's hometown

#15 Feb 26, 2013
I dont get it wrote:
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I think I understand now. Thanks. You'd think that everyone would know why the sky was blue, but then it hit me that I had no idea and hardly anyone else does too haha.
:D
the fixers

United States

#16 Feb 26, 2013
My lil pee wee is all blue. My neighbor boy tried mouth to pee wee, but it still just hangs there. I tried viagra, still just hanging. I think its dead----------HELP!
The Fixers

Mclean, VA

#17 Feb 26, 2013
the fixers wrote:
My lil pee wee is all blue. My neighbor boy tried mouth to pee wee, but it still just hangs there. I tried viagra, still just hanging. I think its dead----------HELP!
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Anglo-Saxon-Celt

Sydney, Australia

#18 Feb 26, 2013
fadu singh wrote:
<quoted text>Where does polarization come in?
My bad. Your explaination is correct. It hasnt anything to do with polarisation.

Polarisation is more to do with removing the glare from objects, hence the use of polarised sunglasses.
Skinbad

Australia

#19 Feb 26, 2013
I dont get it wrote:
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I think I understand now. Thanks. You'd think that everyone would know why the sky was blue, but then it hit me that I had no idea and hardly anyone else does too haha.
Should have listened at school then

“Fair & Balanced”

Since: Jul 12

wherever there's a mine

#20 Feb 26, 2013
fadu singh wrote:
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Nope, Elias.
The polychromatic light(white light) has to go through thick atmosphere before reaching to earth.On its to way to earth it get scatters into its components,i.e., different colours.This is due to 'Scattering' phenomenon.The air and some of the dust particles which are as small as to be comparable with wavelength of light, cause scattering.The monochromatic light with smaller wavelengths will scatter more than the others with bigger one.Hence,smaller wavelengths cover most of the area.
Blue and violet have the smallest wavelengths.Violet has the smallest to be precise.But since our eyes are not as sensitive as they are to blue colour,we see blue predominantly.
Hence sky appears blue.
So how does the blue sky make the sun look yellow (it is white) and not blue?

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