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Breaking it Down with Brittney - Light Scattering

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Posted at 8:36 AM, May 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-27 09:09:09-04

LIGHT SCATTERING: Do you ever ask yourself, why is the sky the color blue? How come the sunsets are typically shades of red? Do you ever question why the clouds are white?

In the video above, Meteorologist Brittney Merlot teaches us the science behind light scattering. Describing in details how the Earths atmosphere plays a major role and the difference in long and short wavelength colors.

When you break it all down, it is a process of scattering as the suns rays pass through our atmosphere. You also have to consider the distance the sun is away from the Earth as well.