Where do the red and orange colors of a sunset come from? According to Stephen Corfidi, a meteorologist interviewed by #nationalgeographic , when a beam of sunlight strikes a molecule in the atmosphere, what's called "scattering" occurs, sending some of the light's wavelengths off in different directions. "The two main molecules in air, oxygen and nitrogen, are very small compared to the wavelengths of the incoming sunlight—about a thousand times smaller. That means that they preferentially scatter the shortest wavelengths, which are the blues and purples. Basically, that's why the daytime sky is blue. The daytime sky would actually look purple to humans were it not for the fact that the sensitivity of our eyes peaks in the middle [green] part of the spectrum—that is, closer to blue than to purple." "But at sunset, the light takes a much longer path through the atmosphere to your eye than it did at noon, when the sun was right overhead. And that is enough to make a big difference as far as our human eyes are concerned. It means that much of the blue has scattered out long before the light reaches us. The blues could be somewhere over the West Coast, leaving a disproportionate amount of oranges and reds as that beam of light hits the East Coast." #light#sunset#sun#travel#studenttravel#grouptravel#tour#optoutside#education#fieldtrip
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roses and violets
and gold leaf,
after the rain,
in magical catalysis,
like certain music,
the piercing beauty
Love this place called home.
Cannot imagine tiring of these views
Where abouts do you live?
And what do you love about it?
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I love the peace and tranquility where I live
The connection to nature
Saw a little bat 🦇 shortly after I took these pictures
Did you know bats represent transformation?
Super powerful animal totem
The only flying mammal in the world
This picture is from my walk last night at sunset
Looking forward to hearing and seeing you loves from where you live